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New Bedford, MA

Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 24, 2017

Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Maximilian: St. Fidelis – Predestined Yet Free to Choose

  St. Fidelis, German Cappuchin Franciscan preacher and martyr, died at the hands of fanatic Calvinists for his faithful witness to the Catholic truth. In contrast to their false doctrine on "predestination," he preached…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 20, 2017

Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: Limitless Grace, Limited Vessels

  God's grace working through us may not produce such spectacular results as it did through Peter, but we too are called nonetheless to be His instruments in building up the Church. Ave Maria!…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 18, 2017

Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: Peter’s Pentecost Exhortation, For Us Today

  "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Peter's words will have meaning until the last day. "The day the LORD has made" is the day of salvation, for those who choose it, but…
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Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 17, 2017

Apr 17 – Homily – Fr Maximilian: Jesus’ Credible Resurrection, Our Hope for Salvation

  Clearly the story about Jesus’ body being stolen is patently false, and doesn’t jibe with St. John’s account of what he saw in the empty tomb. The story of the guards is less believable…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 11, 2017

Apr 11 – Homily – Fidelity, Denial, Martyrdom: Peter Symbolizes Struggle for Sanctity

  Peter's extreme reversals, from empassioned protestations of fidelity to Our Lord, to his denial of Jesus in the courtyard of Caiaphas, to his eventual martyrdom in Rome, should be a reminder and…
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Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 10, 2017

Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Maximilian: Helping the Poor, Through Jesus to the Periphery

  We have to go to the center—Jesus Christ—before we can effectively “reach out to the periphery,” to help the marginalized and poor. Judas falsely claimed concern for the poor, but he was…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 6, 2017

Apr 06 – Homily – Fr Alan: Breaking the Covenant, Dissent & Unbelief

  God made an everlasting pact with Abraham, promising him the land of Canaan, and obligating Abraham and his descendants to acknowledge Him as their God, and to "keep my covenant through the ages"…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 4, 2017

Apr 04 – Homily – Fr Alan: Willfully Blind & Cut Off from Life in Christ

  Jesus makes it abundantly clear that salvation is to be found in him. In today's Gospel, he tells the Pharisees: "If you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your…
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Fr. Maximilian WarnisherHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 3, 2017

Apr 03 – Homily – Fr Maximilian Mary: Accusers Guilty, Sinner Forgiven

Both women, accused of adultery, could be punished by stoning under the law, if found guilty. In both cases, their accusers are motivated by malice. Susanna was vindicated by God; her false accusers…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 28, 2017

Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: Learning Patience

  Jesus cured the sick man at the Pool of Bethesda, but as thanks was persecuted, with help from the man he cured. Patience is a necessary element in working out our salvation,…
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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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