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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 21, 2017

Feb 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah & Today’s Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal

  Roughly 1,000 years have passed since St. Peter Damian graced the Church with his fiery wisdom. The Church today can and should profit from his Liber Gomorrhianus, a fearless treatise on the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 20, 2017

Feb 20 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Casting Out Modern-Day Devils with Bls. Jacinta & Francisco

  Our Lady's repeated call to penance and prayer makes us think that today's devils cannot be cast out in any other way. Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta, child seers of Fatima, are examples…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 14, 2017

Feb 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: True Love – Conversion to God

  On the day our neo-pagan culture goes ga-ga for romantic love to the point of immorality (once a religious feast dedicated to St. Valentine, bishop & martyr), three months from the Centennial…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 13, 2017

Feb 13 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Generosity Makes the Sacrifice Acceptable

  What made Abel's sacrifice preferable in the eyes of God was most of all the spirit of generosity with which it was offered. The lack of this spirit was what made the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 7, 2017

Feb 07 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Fruitful Virginity of St. Colette

  The virgin St. Colette stands as an example of womanly purity for the sake of the Kingdom of God, especially in our age of immodesty. With her renunciation of self and of the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 31, 2017

Jan 31 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. John Bosco – Visionary Father to the Fatherless

  St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Society and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians, dedicated himself to providing for the spiritual and material welfare of disadvantaged youth. To aid…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 30, 2017

Jan 30 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Fraternal Correction

  St. Hyacinth's conversion was owed to her courageous confessor who was able to reproach her for her unedifying way of living her Franciscan vocation. Had this saintly priest hesitated in his duty…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 24, 2017

Jan 24 – Homily – Fr. Alan: The Writing Apostolate – A Pathway to Sanctity

  Declared Patron Saint of Catholic Writers by Pope Pius XI in 1923, St. Francis de Sales was an exemplary practitioner of what Fr. John Hardon called the writing apostolate. By means of…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 23, 2017

Jan 23 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Family Formed By God Himself

  Mary and Joseph were united together by true, though virginal, marriage. God Himself wanted it that way, to be born in a family based on holy matrimony.  Ave Maria! Mass: Espousal of…
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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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