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Theology

Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Where is Our Focus

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel for today, and tells us the Jews came to find Jesus not because they believed in Him and were open to His teaching, but because they believed in bread, and had their focus on themselves. Where is our focus?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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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
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: God First Loves Us

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Homily #150415n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel, and tells us that God loves us before we love Him. It is only fitting then that we return this love first by believing in Jesus, the God-Man, and living that belief out. For if we don’t live out our faith, do we really believe? Let us turn towards the light of Christ, and allow Him to dispel the darkness of sin in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:17-26
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 3:16-21

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Video – #4 – Prefigurements of Mary in OT – Mariology for Everyone

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #4 ( 26min) Play – Dr. Miravalle gives several examples of great women in the Old Testament who are prefigurements of Mary, being like her in some aspect. These include:

– Bathsheba the Queen Mother of King Solomon prefiguring Mary as Queen Mother of Jesus Our King who intercedes with Him.

– Sarah who miraculously gives birth to Isaac, the father of Israel, the people of God.

– Rebecca who clothed the arms of Jacob to be acceptable to God, so Mary does for us.

– Rachael who is mother of Joseph in the Old Testament

– Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron who Mediates and saves the infant Moses and Mary mediates the one Mediator to us.

– Deborah and Judith who saves the people of God from their opponents.

– Queen Esther who saves the Jews, Mary is Co-redeemer with Jesus.

– Mother of Maccabees – seven of her sons die rather than violate the law of Moses. Dr. Miravalle relates this to the early martyrs of the Church the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady.

Ave Maria!

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This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

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Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Greatest Love and Purity

Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Homily #150410n ( 05min) Play – Father relates the commentary from Cornelius a Lapide on today’s gospel, telling us why St. John was the first to recognize Our Lord when he called from the shore.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:1-12
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 4, 22-24, 25-27
Gsp: joh 21:1-14

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Apr 08 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: On the Road to Emmaus

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Homily #150408n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on today’s Gospel reading.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:1-10
Resp: psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: luk 24:13-35

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Video – #3- Marian Prophecies in OT – Mariology for Everyone

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #3 ( 28min) Play

Quick Survey of Old Testament Prophesies of Mary, different verses which point forward to Mary:

  • Gen 3:15 – She will Crush your Head, shows the Enmity between “the woman” and the “Serpent” – pointing to the Immaculate Virgin who will work with Our Lord to defeat Satan.
  • Isiah 7:15 – A virgin shall conceive and bear a son and you shall call him Emmanuel – pointing to Mary giving birth virginally to Jesus who is God with us, Emmanuel.
  • Micah 5:2-3 – You O Bethlehem … She who is in travail shall bring forth – pointing to Mary giving birth to the Messiah at Bethlehem.

Types of Mary People, places, events or things in the Old Testament which refer to Mary:

  • Noah’s Arc –  Built by command of God to save the world.
  • Jacob ladder – Pointing toward Mary as an intercessor between Heaven and Earth with God grace coming to us and we returning through her.
  • Burning bush – that burns with the loving presence o God but is not consumed pointing to the Presence of Jesus in Mary Womb without her loss of virginity.
  • Song of Songs – Enclosed Garden, referring to Mary’s fruitful virginal womb
  • Arc of the Covenant – The holiest object of Jewish antiquity which contained manna, tablets of Ten Commandments, Staff of Aaron – Foreshadowing Jesus in her womb as the Bread from Heaven, the Word of God, and the new High Priest.

Ave Maria!

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Audio (MP3)

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Video – God’s Revealed Will: Part 2 – Mariology for Everyone #2

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #2 ( 17min) Play – Mariology for Everyone-Lecture Two: God’s Revealed Will and Mary, part 2

Dr. Miravalle shows how Revelation is supported by three legs, Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium. Regarding the Magisterium, it does not create new revelation but:

  • Interprets revelation
  • Protects against false interpretation
  • Servants of Revelation, subordinate to it.

Then he relates this to Mary and the development of doctrine regarding her, answering the objection, “How can you teach what is not explicit in scripture?”

  • Scripture is not the only source, also Tradition
  • Implicit in scripture, seeds are their
  • Truth about Mary is held in subordination and in reference to Jesus and the Holy Trinity

Ave Maria!

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
-the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
-Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.
It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Christ Reigns From the Cross

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Homily #150329n ( 19min) Play – Father compares the gospel from the blessing of the Palms to the Passion read during Mass, and observes that in less than a week, the people went from shouting “Hosanna” to “Crucify.” The scandal of the Cross made them fall away. In this world, Our Lord reigns from the Cross, and if we are to follow Him, we must pick up our own crosses and be crucified with Him. Father presents the example of Bl. Jose Sanchez del Rio, a young boy who gave his life for “Christ the King” in Mexico less than 90 years ago. We must draw near the Cross, and be willing to swim against the current and resist the “Lord of this World.” The only persons to remain faithful to Our Lord, are those who went with Our Lady, let us go to Her so as not to wimp out when we encounter the Cross.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mar 14:1-15:47

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Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Why Miracles?

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Homily #150327n ( 11min) Play – Father comments on the nature of faith, and tells us that is it not just believing in a list of prepositions, but an submission to the authority of God and His revelation. He gives us miracles to confirm and strengthen our faith, but He does not force us to believe. However, those who choose not to believe still have to account for the miracles. That is why those who reject Our Lord start with questioning the authenticity of the Gospels. As Catholics in these modern times, we must know these Gospels well and be ready to defend them.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 20:10-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: joh 10:31-42

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Mar 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Just Who Jesus Is

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Homily #150326n ( 03min) Play – Father Joachim comments on today’s Gospel, and encourages us to fully enter into the mysteries we celebrate these next two weeks.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 17:3-9
Resp: psa 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 8:51-59

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Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Feast of the Incarnation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Homily #150325n ( 07min) Play – Father comments on this Solemnity which is so central to our faith and our salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11
2nd: heb 10:4-10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Video – God’s Revealed Will: Part 1 – Mariology for Everyone #1

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #1 – ( 28min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Mariology for Everyone-Lecture One: God’s Revealed Will and Mary: Part 1

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.
It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Audio (MP3)

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Mar 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Have Faith in Jesus, Not in Miracles

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Homily #150316n ( 05min) Play -Father comments on the gospel, and asks if it was so unreasonable to demand signs and wonders from Our Lord before believing. However, he points out that the Jewish priests and Pharasees saw the signs and wonders too, but did not believe. Father tells us that what Our Lord is looking for is not belief in signs and wonders, but faith in Jesus Himself.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 65:17-21
Resp: psa 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13
Gsp: joh 4:43-54

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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Jesus and “Faith Alone”

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150223n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the gospel, telling us that we will be judged by our actions. He tells us that this is contrary to the Protestant idea of salvation by “Faith Alone.” While we do have to have faith, we have to act on that faith too. We will be judged on how we treat others, for as Our Lord says, “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Let us act on our faith in Jesus, and seek to see and love Him in others, especially those who are the least lovable.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 19:1-2, 11-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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