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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 17, 2017

Jan 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Radical Choice – Follow Jesus to Life or Perish with the World

  St. Anthony Abbot gave up all to follow Christ. This is the perennial option placed before Christians, the choice: Christ or the world. One can answer the call in many ways, but…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 16, 2017

Jan 16 – Homily – Fr Matthias: True Friars Minor – St. Berard & Companion Protomartyrs

  St. Francis called St. Berard and his fellow martyrs true Friars Minor - they humbled themselves to the point of imitating Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the Cross, and thus perfectly fulfilled their…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 10, 2017

Jan 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: Apostasy, the devil, and the priesthood of the baptized

  Christian souls are both the battlefield where the struggle between the devil and the Son of Man is decided, as well as protagonists in the playing out of this meta-historical struggle in…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 9, 2017

Jan 09 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Baptism and the Priesthood of the Laity

  On the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Fr. Matthias explains one of the effects of Christian baptism - the participation of the laity, the Mystical Body of Christ, in the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 3, 2017

Jan 03 – Homily – Converting the Culture in the Holy Name of Jesus

  Contemporary culture languishes not only in religious ignorance, but is being ruined by positive profanation of the Holy Name of Jesus. Let us do justice to Our Savior and work to restore…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 2, 2017

Jan 02 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Hermeneutic of Continuity

  There have been heresies in the Church since the time of the Apostles. The remedy? "Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you." Continuity with what the Apostles taught from…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 20, 2016

Dec 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: Christmas is a Pro-Life Holiday

  On Christmas we celebrate the birth of the Word of Life. To "keep Christ in Christmas," we have to keep the faith with the Gospel of Life.┬áThe holiday that cheers us can…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 12, 2016

Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Why St. Juan Diego?

When St. Juan Diego protested his unworthiness, Our Lady told him that She did not lack servants and messengers to carry out Her will, but nevertheless it was he who was Her necessary…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 6, 2016

Dec 06 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Nicholas vs. Santa Claus

The figure of the real and holy bishop Nicholas has in recent centuries been co-opted and transformed into the secularized and mostly pagan Santa Claus. Christian parents should know how to gently guide…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 5, 2016

Dec 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Imitating the Stretcher Bearers

The men carrying the paralytic are the unnoticed actors in today's Gospel episode, but without them the paralytic's spiritual and physical cure would not have been possible. Like them, let's pray and offer…
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Fr. Ignatius ManfredoniaHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 29, 2016

Nov 29 – Homily – To Glory Faster, With a Lighter Burden

Father explains how the Seraphic (Franciscan) saints, sons and daughters of Holy Father Francis, all reached glory by living the Rule - but those who were more zealous and faithful in observance went…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 22, 2016

Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Cecilia, Virgin Martyr of Legend Confirmed by Graces

Father explains how the critically accepted data of St. Cecilia's cult are signs of heaven's confirmation of the great holiness of this virgin martyr. While the "legend"of her martyrdom may not qualify as…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 21, 2016

Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Consecrating our lives to God through Mary

Father explains that our actions have the value that we assign to them by our intention. Little things done with a supernatural intention are worth much; big things with no supernatural intention are…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 15, 2016

Nov 15 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Albert the Great, Champion of Truth

St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is credited with laying the foundation for the great Scholastic synthesis of all truth, both natural and divinely revealed, which was the crowning…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 14, 2016

Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions

Just as we have received the faith from others who had the courage to transmit it to us, so we need to courageously share it with others, despite our fears.Ave Maria! Mass: St.…
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