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New Bedford, MA

Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 25, 2017

Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Francis Applies the Parable of the Lamp

  In the Parable of the Lamp, Our Lord admonishes: "Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 19, 2017

Sep 19 – Homily – Scripture and Clerical Celibacy

  In the New Testament, we know that bishops, priests, and deacons were allowed to marry.  But we also know that married clergy had the obligation to live with their wives as if…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 18, 2017

Sep 18 – Homily: Elevated in Love, St. Joseph of Cupertino

  St. Joseph of Cupertino was renowned for mystical gifts, but his greatest virtue was love, which made the others pleasing to God. Raised high, literally through the gift of flight and elevation,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 11, 2017

Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: Remembering 9/11

  The tragic evil directed against America sixteen years ago today urges us still today, as in the case of present evils, to respond with a spirit of Christian faith. As we remember…
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Guest HomilistHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 8, 2017

Sep 08 – Homily – Deacon Terrance: First Homily (in English)

  On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Deacon Terrance reflects on Our Lady's extraordinary qualities in the ordinary dimension of life. Ave Maria! Mass: Birth of the Blessed…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 5, 2017

Sep 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Thirsting for Christ with Mary and Mother Teresa

  St. "Mother" Teresa of Calcutta taught her sisters to thirst with Christ for souls, and with those souls whom they served in the poorest of the poor, to thirst for Christ. Mother tells…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 4, 2017

Sep 04 – Homily – Fr Alan: God’s Work, in St. Rose of Viterbo

  The remarkable life and works of the young, virgin saint, Rose of Viterbo, illustrate that sanctification is primarily the "work of God" (opus Dei). As we celebrate the secular Labor Day, let…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 28, 2017

Aug 28 – Homily: The Drama of Free Will – St. Augustine’s City of God

  Among St. Augustine's many contributions to Christian thought is his classic work, City of God, in which he makes clear that man's free exercise of the will is what determines the ascendancy of either a…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 21, 2017

Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Modernism & Idolatry of the Contemporary

  On the Memorial of Pope St. Pius X, a look at the continuing problem of the heresy of modernism. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Pius X - Mem Readings: Monday 20th Week of Ordinary…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 15, 2017

Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Way to Heaven

  Both Heaven and hell are competing for our souls. Our Lady wants Her Immaculate Heart to be our refuge and our assurance of reaching our Heavenly homeland. Ave Maria! Mass: Assumption of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 14, 2017

Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Maximilian, Antidote to Culture of Death

  Marty of charity and "fool of love for the Immaculate," St. Maximilian exemplified priestly imitation of Christ, and in the midst of the Auschwitz death camp, shone with the light of Christ…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 11, 2017

Aug 11 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Clare and the Choice of Poverty

  In order to possess better things, we must know how to renounce, even if painfully, the things that are merely good. This is exactly what St. Clare did by choosing holy poverty…
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