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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 18, 2017

Jul 18 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Making Our Suffering Redemptive

  For our sufferings to have redemptive value, they must be united to those of Christ. To be united to those of Christ, they must, like the sufferings of Christ Himself, be freely…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 17, 2017

Jul 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Not Peace, But A Sword

  Our Lord gives us conditions of discipleship. They include accepting that He is "a sign of contradiction," and accepting that we cannot simply "go along to get along" with the order of…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 11, 2017

Jul 11 – Homily: Prefer Nothing to the Love of Christ

  Applying St. Benedict's principle to the spiritual life, we must allow nothing to hinder us from loving Our Lord wholeheartedly, neither "big" things nor "little" things. If we understand this, we see…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 10, 2017

Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: Jesus Restores Us to Life

  St. Veronica Giuliana underwent a kind of social death when her mystical reputation led to harsh restrictions on her personal liberty and even isolation from her community. Whatever difficulties we may have to…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 3, 2017

Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Alan: From Doubting to Daring, St. Thomas Apostle

  It wasn't only St. Thomas who initially doubted, but in particular, his refusal to believe and subsequent confession of faith serves for us as an especially emphatic affirmation of the invisible truth…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 27, 2017

Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Jesus is the Reason for Marian Doctrine

  St. Cyril of Alexandria's great contribution was his defense of the doctrine of Mary's divine maternity, against the Nestorian heresy which denied the humanity of Christ. Christ is always at the center…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 26, 2017

Jun 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: Judging Others

  Our Lord  does not prohibit the use of judgment, nor does he prohibit fraternal correction, but wants that these be practiced with mercy, motivated by true charity. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday 12th…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 20, 2017

Jun 20 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Convert Enemy to Brother

  Loving our enemies is not equivalent to letting them do as they please and harm us, but rather it means seeking to convert them into our brothers. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 11th…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 19, 2017

Jun 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: Ministers of God, no dress rehearsal for Judgement

  St. Paul indicates to ministers the time is now to make use of the grace given them. The work of the minister—God’s work—is advanced or retarded by their own successes or shortcomings…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 13, 2017

Jun 13 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Anthony, Intercessor

  Father talks about St. Anthony of Padua/Lisbon. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Anthony of Padua - Mem Readings:  1st: Isa 61:1-3 Resp: Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 23, 27 0 Gsp: Lk 10:1-9
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 12, 2017

Jun 12 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Beatitudes – Transcendent Christian Happiness

  The Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus' preaching. They take up the promises made to the chosen people since Abraham. The Beatitudes fulfill the promises by ordering them no longer merely…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 8, 2017

Jun 08 – Homily – Fr Alan: Fidelity to Doctrine on Marriage, Fidelity to God’s Covenant with Man

  God’s plan for human life centers on marriage and the family. The traditional Catholic doctrines are under attack both from without and from within the Church, a sign of "the decisive battle…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 6, 2017

Jun 06 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Norbert, Reformer of the Clergy

  Converted from a worldly life, today's saint dedicated himself to reforming the clergy of his time, a reform that the Church always stands in need of. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Norbert -…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 5, 2017

Jun 05 – Homily – Fr Alan: No Comparing Terrorists to Martyrs

  Christian martyrs suffer violence for the sake of truth and charity, in witness to faith and love. Misappropriating the word from its Christian origin, secular media sometimes attribute the title of "martyr"…
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