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May 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Is There an Easy Way?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Homily #150505n ( 09min) Play – Father asks two questions: Is it necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God? Is there no easy way? Paradoxically, he tells us, the correct answer for both of these is “Yes.” He highlights for us the “Little Way” of St. Therese, who wanted to be a saint (“want,” not “like”) but saw such a difference between the saints and herself, so she looked and found the “Little Way” of confidence where we step forward and try our best, but ultimately rely on Jesus to bring us to Himself. This is the “easy way” not because we don’t have to undergo hardship, but because we undergo them while being held in the arms of Our Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 14:19-28
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 21
Gsp: joh 14:27-31

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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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Video – Variety 257: March for LIFE DC 2015: We Must Fight For Life

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Variety #257 – ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

The “March for Life” was a peaceful demonstration/rally held in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2015. Here are mini interviews of some participants and footage from the March in the streets of our nation’s capital. Ave Maria!

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Precious Blood and the Virtue of Modesty

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Homily #140701n ( 09min) Play – Father preaches on the importance to preserve our purity, a purity we receive from being washed in the Precious Blood of Our Lord. One of the most important means for preserving purity in ourselves in others, that is, the Christian virtue of modesty. Father reminds us of the importance of modesty, and, as the popes have taught, we have a duty to strive to preserve modesty and combat the “shameless styles” of our age, even if it means discomfort and scorn. For it is out of Love and Gratitude to the Precious Blood of Our Lord shed on the Cross that we must fight to preserve the purity of our souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Of the Feast
1st: 1 pet 1:17-21
Gsp: jn 19:31-37

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PHOTOS: All Hallows Eve Celebration Bloomington Indiana

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Pio

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Video – Madrid Spain – World Youth Day

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Variety #233 – ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

The last World Youth Day of Pope Benedict.

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Video – Variety #231: 14th Annual Rosary Procession around Lake Monger, Perth

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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Variety #231 – 14th Annual Rosary Procession around Lake Monger, Perth ( 8 min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

This is a video summary of the 14th Annual Rosary Procession around Lake Monger in Perth, Australia in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Rosary Procession is organized by the local Legion of Mary.

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Apr 03 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Up All Night

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Homily #130403 ( 06min) Play

We see in today’s Gospel that the same disciples who fell asleep in the Garden on the night before Our Lord’s Passion are awake all night fishing. We, too, can make big sacrifices for earthly, and even sinful, desires, but do we have a similar generosity when it comes to the service of Our Lord? Where is our heart?

Ave Maria!
Mass: Feria IV infra octavam Paschae – Ferial – Form: EF, Venite
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Gsp: joh 21:1-14

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Video – Variety #226: Young Catholics Review the Hobbit Movie

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
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Variety #226 – Alexis, Andre, and Isaac ( 06min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Young Catholics Review the Hobbit Movie.

Ave Maria!

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr George: Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Homily #130121 ( 12min) Play – Yesterday, we saw that the miraculous New Wine from the wedding of Cana stands for the New Wine of Charity which only Christ brings. Today’s Saint is an example of that Charity which conquered the rage and impurity of pagan Rome, and St. Agnes gives us an example to live purity unto martyrdom in our own day. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF Readings: Monday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time 1st: heb 5:1-10 Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4 Gsp: mar 2:18-22 Audio (MP3) +++

Video – Variety #224: FRIARWORKS – FIREWORKS

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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Variety #224 – The cameraman had the best seat. ( 03min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

For the feast of the Immaculate Conception we shot-off fire works as part of the celebration. What a great way to celebrate Mary’s triumph over sin.

Ave Maria!

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FiNews Bloomington: All Saints Celebration

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

St. Dorothy

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Video – Conferences #185: Families and the Catholic Faith

Sunday, October 14th, 2012
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Conferences #185 – Fr. Elias on  (65min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Elias gives a talk to local homeschool families here in Indiana on Friday morning,  October 12th  on the role of families in maintaining and spreading the Catholic faith. He discusses the importance of faith, that it is a great gift that needs to be treasured and maintained. He links this to the Year of Faith that the Holy Father has started a few days ago on the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Second Vatican Council. He emphasizes the continuity of the Council with Tradition and how we are to continue with this great Tradition in our lives and pass them on to our children. Accepting this faith will make us happy now and in eternity. So we should hold on to it, nourish it and help others receive it as well. He also covers:

  • Sanctity will make us happy
  • Following what God is calling us to do will make us happy, vocations
  • Importance of the family for faith
  • Payer in the family, Rosary
  • Protection against falsehoods
  • Family is a Domestic Church
  • Discerning good from evil
  • Exercising our faith
  • Surviving bad times and temptations
  • Consecration to Our Lady
  • Importance of Mary for Faith in Jesus
  • Miracle of the sun on the 13th of Oct is the 95th Anniversary.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #216: Why Mary when I have Jesus?

Friday, September 7th, 2012
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Variety #216 – Why Mary when I have Jesus? ( 1h 36min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

A talk by Fr. Joseph Michael given to Maronite youth at Our Lady of Lebanon Church Centre, Parramatta, NSW, Australia followed by enrolment in the Miraculous Medal and Brown Scapular.

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Video – Variety #215: Tackling the Hard Issues

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Variety #215 – Tackling the Hard Issues ( 54 min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Joseph Michael is a guest on the radio program “Tackling the Hard Issues” run by the Maronite Catholic youth on their “Voice of Charity” Radio station in Sydney, Australia.

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