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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 21, 2017

Mar 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Mercy, Our Hope for Salvation

  Our Lord teaches us the meaning and misery of unforgiveness through the parable of the wicked servant. When we withhold forgiveness we are no different than the wicked servant who would not…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 20, 2017

Mar 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Joseph, Protector of Purity

  The following prayer sums up the great value of St. Joseph for our moral and spiritual life: O Guardian and Father of virgins, Saint Joseph, to whose faithful care Jesus Himself and…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 15, 2017

Mar 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Resolve to Persevere

Fr. Matthias on the need to persevere regardless of the number of times we fall. This must be our resolution. Ave Maria! Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy Readings:  1st: jer…
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Fr. Martin FonteHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 13, 2017

Mar 13 – Homily – Fr Martin: The Many Faces of Mercy

  The readings of the Liturgy today describe what constitutes the practice of mercy for Christ's disciples. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy Readings:  1st: Dan 9:4-10 Resp: Ps…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 7, 2017

Mar 07 – Homily – Fr Alan: Our Father’s Mercy: Not Unconditional

  Implicit in the words Our Lord taught us to use when we pray is the pledge to practice mercy. In fact, being merciful with others is the condition for our receiving mercy…
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Fr. Martin FonteHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 6, 2017

Mar 06 – Homily – Fr Martin: Faith & Good Works BOTH, for Salvation

  The parable of the sheep and the goats shows that good works require faith, and that faith must express itself in good works, if either are to be salvific. Ave Maria! Mass:…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 27, 2017

Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: God Wants Our Love, Without Measure

  The loving gaze of Jesus filled the rich young man with sadness, because he was not willing to love back and give everything. May the loving gaze of Jesus free us from…
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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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