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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Being a Prophet is Tough

Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Homily #150712n ( 05min) Play – Father reflects on the prophetic calling of the Church, and tells us that while many want the message to change, the Truth brought by Christ will not, can not, change. Many within worldly authority, society, and even within the ranks of the Church what the Church to “update” to the times. A favorite tactic is to twist and spin the words of Pope Francis. However, let us rest secure in this, that if we stay with the Truth in the face of adversity, we stay with God, and God is with us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
1st: amo 7:12-15
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: eph 1:3-14
Gsp: mar 6:7-13

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Keep Faith and Carry On

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Homily #150627n ( 04min) Play – Father speaks of the faith of the centurion in today’s Gospel, and encourages us to hold on to this faith as the western world is abandoning it (particularly clear in yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay “marriage”). We must pray and sacrifice for the Church as she prepares for the Synod on the Family this fall, and remember that in the end, God wins, or, as Mary said at Fatima, “My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cyril of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 18:1-15
Resp: luk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55
Gsp: mat 8:5-17

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May 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: No Truth, No Peace; Know Truth, Know Peace

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Homily #150507n ( 05min) Play – Father speaks today on the relationship between love, truth, and peace, telling us that only when we live in Truth, will our “joy be complete.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: act 15:7-21
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 10
Gsp: joh 15:9-11

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Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Obedience is Essential

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416n ( 05min) Play – Father tells us that we were redeemed by the obedience of Jesus to God the Father, and that our obedience to God’s will is essential for us to to experience that redemption. We must deny ourselves daily, let go of what we want, and make an act of the will to trust that what God wants for us is the best we could possibly hope for.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Dec 31 – Homily – Fr Matthias: What is the World

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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Homily #141231n ( 07min) Play – During Christmas we remember the coming of God into our midst, and we should also reflect that he was rejected by that same world. What is the “world” and why are we warned against it. Father explains the difference between the world as the enemy of the soul and the world as created and declared “good” by God. Also, he gives us four characteristics of the “world” and four ways to fight back against its deleterious influence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7th Day in Octave of Christmas – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: 1jo 2:18-21
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 1:1-18

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Oct 31 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Dual Purpose of Law

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Homily #141031n ( 05min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Father tells us it shows the dual purpose of God’s Laws: first, to show the majesty and glory of God, and, second, to benefit us, show us how to live, and lead us to God. The Pharisees missed these points, and insisted on legalistic observance of the Law while also constraining it to external acts. This is what St. Paul meant when he said, “The letter kills, but the spirit gives life. We need to understand that our world also has lost this understanding of God’s Laws, and it will only be convinced by seeing us live it out in joy, love, and self-sacrifice, and by that good example, come to know the goodness of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: phi 1:1-11
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 14:1-6

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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Pope Pius X and “The Oath”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821n ( 10min) Play – Father Matthias preaches on the legacy of the great modern Pope, St. Pius X who was, as the collect of today’s Mass says, “filled … with wisdom and … the strength of an apostle.” One of his greatest legacies is the diagnosis and condemnation of Modernism, which he calls the “sum of all heresies,” and to combat this, he promulgated the “Oath against Modernism.” Father reads from this bracing document, and encourage us to ask for Pope St. Pius X’s intercession in order to stand firm in the confession of our Faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Video – Variety #204: 2012 Rally For Life Perth Parliament House

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Variety #204 – 2012 Rally For Life Perth Parliament House( 19min) >>> Play

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May 22nd 2012 Rally For Life organized by the Coalition for the Defense of Human Life in Perth, Western Australia.

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Lumen Christi

Friday, April 22nd, 2011


Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
O King of Israel:
Hosanna in the Highest! (Antiphon, Palm Sunday, cf. Mt 21:9;).

Hypocrites, well hath Isaias prophesied of you, saying:  This people honoureth me with their lips: but their heart is far from me (Mt 15:7).

The sacred liturgy offers us an opportunity, in this most holy of weeks, to enter into the history of our Lord’s suffering, death and resurrection.  Our presence at the Sacred Triduum is a proclamation of our faith in that the Christ of History and the Christ of Faith are one and the same.  Some scripture scholars have the tendency to demythologize the gospel accounts, and, inversely, some commentators on the liturgy have the tendency to mythologize the Easter liturgy.  In fact, the gospels are historical and the liturgy brings us into contact with that sacred and sacramental history.

Christopher West, as I have mentioned many times before, has tended to sexualize the liturgy.  (more…)

Full Text of Cardinal Raymond Burke’s Address at Thomas More College

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Full Text of Cardinal Raymond Burke’s Address at Thomas More College.

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Here is the text of Cardinal Burke’s first public address in America since his elevation to the Cardinalate in November. Included is the full text and also the video of the event recorded by the Archdiocesan TV channel, Catholic TV. He addresses the need for Catholic Higher education to be more than just Catholic in name only.  A description of the event is on the TMC site:

On Saturday, December 4, the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts was privileged to host Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. The cardinal, a long-time friend of the College, chose the occasion to issue a major address on “on the nature and ends of Catholic higher education from the Magisterium of the Venerable Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.” More…

Video – Roving Reporter #70: Abp Raymond Burke and Shrine of OLO Guadalupe

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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Roving Reporter #70 – Fr. Peter interviews the founder of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine. ( 26min) >>> Play

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Archbishop Raymond Burke is at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI celebrating the first anniversary of the shrine’s opening. The Rector of the shrine, our very own Fr. Peter Fehlner, took the opportunity to ask him for an interview on his role as the “Chief Justice” of the Catholic Church and the significance of the shrine in a modern, relativistic world and the Archbishop graciously agreed.

Taking his queue from an editorial from Dr. Robert Moynihan in the June issue of Inside the Vatican, Fr. Peter asks Abp. Burke his opinion on two different types of justice prevailing in the world, one relativistic and the other based on absolutes like natural law and divine revelation.

This leads to many other questions on our current cultural, political, social and spiritual condition: Does relativism lead to tyranny and totalitarianism? Is it possible to have an appeal to a higher authority than the US Supreme Court? Is relativism the cause of our current economic mess? Is strict separation of Church and state viable? How is religion and the Catholic Church important in secular affairs today? Is there a connection between your role as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and your Marian devotion? Does Our Lady add an element of mercy to the judicial process? Does Our Lady have a role in resolving the current crisis in the secular world? What role does this Shrine have today in the Church? Can Our Lady be a means to solve the ecumenical crisis.

And there are more provocative questions like: Can Our Lady be the basis for true and lasting peace, sort of a “Pax Mariana”, that would replace peace based on worldly power which comes and goes like “Pax Romana”, “Pax Britannica” and perhaps even “Pax Americana”?

Listen to a whole world of insight from this very Marian Prelate.

Ave Maria!

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FiNews – The FIs Mentioned in Interview with Abp Raymond Burke

Monday, June 15th, 2009
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“It is through our union with the heart of Mary, that she brings us to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” —Archbishop Raymond Burke

In a latest Newsflash by Inside the Vatican Magazine an excellent interview titled “The Overseer of Justice” was featured by their correspondent Andrew Rabel of Archbishop Raymond Burke who heads the Apostolic Signatura in Rome. Not only were many interesting subjects covered, ranging from Pope Benedict,  to the Obama-Notre Dame fiasco, to His Excellency’s role as head of the Church’s ‘Supreme Court’ – but also he mentioned many projects and events with which the FIs have had mutual involvement and in the process we were mentioned a few times. These include the recent Ordinations by Abp. Burke of six FI priests in Tarquinia, Italy according to the extraordinary form (old Rite), the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI and the fact that we help staff it, the promotion of Kolbian Marian Spirituality and the Marian Dogmas of Coredemptrix and Mediatrix, and the promotion of Our Lady of America.  Here is an excerpt:

Recently you participated in an ordination to the priesthood of some Franciscans of the Immaculate at Tarquinia, north of Rome, according to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (the old rite). It is not very often that one sees a senior Churchman celebrating so solemn a ceremony according to the extraordinary form. What was your reason for doing this?

Burke: First of all, I have celebrated a number of priesthood ordinations according to the extraordinary form. One very beautiful one took place in Saint Louis in June of 2007, on the feast of the Sacred Heart.  When the Friars of the Immaculate requested that I celebrate the ordinations according to the extraordinary form, I was happy to accept because I have known them for a long time, and they staff the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at La Crosse.
To put it another way, I have never tried to downplay or hide in any way my strong support of what Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Church to do in Summorum Pontificum, and what his predecessor, the servant of God John Paul II asked us to do in Ecclesia Dei adflicta, but rather to accept their liturgical direction fully and wholeheartedly.

In responding to a request like this from the Franciscans of the Immaculate, do you have any sympathy with the Kolbean Marian theology which is their charism, and its current manifestation, in pushing for a final Marian dogma of Our Lady as Co-Redemptrix and Mediatrix?

Burke: I certainly am very sympathetic to the Kolbean theology by which I have been enriched for many years. The first papal ceremony that I ever attended, as a first-year seminarian at the Pontifical North American College, was the beatification of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, and I have had the blessing over the years to get to know his writings and to visit the sacred places of his heroic life and death in Poland. I am certainly very steeped in the whole spirituality of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as the way to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is through our union of heart with Mary, and our striving to imitate her, that is, our making our hearts like hers, that she brings us to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
With regard to the fifth Marian dogma as it is often called, for my part, I believe it to be part of the ordinary teaching of the Church. Although I have no special competence in the area, I certainly am supportive of such a declaration. The teaching is part of my faith. (read more here)

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FiNews – Fr Angelo Guest Blogs on The Dawn Patrol

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Fr. Angelo Geiger, F.I. blogs again on the Christopher West – Theology of the Body controversy. This time as a guest blogger on Dawn Eden’s The Dawn Patrol.

He points out that the discussion has deteriorated on many blogs into a shouting match between Christopher West haters and Christopher West groupies and in the process the real issue is lost.

He sees that we have to get a firm understanding of how original sin is the cause of both extremes, of Victorian prudishness on the one hand and the unrestrained lust of Hugh Hefner on the other. He insists that Christopher West’s blind spot is that does not grasp this point adequately and so he is in danger of falling into one of these extremes. Another insightful article by Fr. Angelo and a call for peace in the comboxes.

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News – 2008 a Year of Contradiction

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

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For a clear and concise overview of the state of Catholicism in the light of the 2008 elections and the history of moral relativism in the US the Mindszenty Report for December 2008 is a must read, all in just three pages! Oh, and Happy 50th anniversary to the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation!

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From the Web – The Truth

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

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Very clever video from YouTube for our troubled times.

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