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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 25, 2017

May 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: Ascension to Stronger Faith

  The Ascension of Our Lord fulfilled the scriptures and prepared the way for greater faith in in the Eucharist and in our own ultimate exaltation in the Resurrection to come. Ave Maria!…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 23, 2017

May 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: “If I do not go, the Advocate will not come.”

  Father asks the question: "Why did Our Lord say, 'It is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you'"? St. Thomas Aquinas provides…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 18, 2017

May 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Secret to Happiness

  St. Felix, whose Latin is synonymous with "happy" understood the secret to happiness: seek God above all else, love Him, and do His will. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Felix of Cantalice -…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 16, 2017

May 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27)

  The peace Christ gave us, He gave us in His Mother, when on the cross He told us: "Behold, your mother." Only in the Immaculate Heart is there abiding and perfect "tranquility…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 11, 2017

May 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: To Fatima, “the one I send”

  Our Lord says: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me." He sent His mother to Fatima…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 9, 2017

May 09 – Homily – Fr Alan: Spiritual Weaponry of St. Catherine of Bologna

  St. Catherine of Bologna teaches seven principles of spiritual combat, which she calls "weapons." Among them, mistrust of self and absolute trust in Christ is one that inherently fosters the fundamental virtue…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 2, 2017

May 02 – Homily: St. Athanasius, Victor in Faith that Conquers the World

  St. Athanasius stood "against the world" to defend the divinity of Christ against the Arian heresy. The saving faith rests on that most fundamental doctrine on Christ--that Jesus Christ is divinity incarnate in…
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Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 1, 2017

May 01 – Homily – Fr Maximilian: St. Joseph, Model Cooperator in God’s Creation

  Ave Maria! Since man's fall from grace with original sin, our work became burdensome and we tend to look on the need to work as an imposition. However, viewed properly, work is…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 27, 2017

Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Alan: Obey God Rather Than Men

  Peter's witness to the Sanhedrin underlines an important principle of the Christian social order: Divine Law supersedes human law. He points out that the witness of the Church is not merely human,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 25, 2017

Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mark – Fallible, but Faithful

  St. Mark the Evangelist, always a disciple of Jesus Christ from his youth, had his ups and downs, just like his mentor, St. Peter, whose Gospel he presents. After falling out of…
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Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 24, 2017

Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Maximilian: St. Fidelis – Predestined Yet Free to Choose

  St. Fidelis, German Cappuchin Franciscan preacher and martyr, died at the hands of fanatic Calvinists for his faithful witness to the Catholic truth. In contrast to their false doctrine on "predestination," he preached…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 20, 2017

Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: Limitless Grace, Limited Vessels

  God's grace working through us may not produce such spectacular results as it did through Peter, but we too are called nonetheless to be His instruments in building up the Church. Ave Maria!…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 18, 2017

Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: Peter’s Pentecost Exhortation, For Us Today

  "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Peter's words will have meaning until the last day. "The day the LORD has made" is the day of salvation, for those who choose it, but…
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