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Fr. Alan Wharton

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 16, 2018

Called to be Fools for Christ – Jan 16 – Homily – Fr Alan

  The memorial of Franciscan protomartyrs St. Berard & Companions offers a good occasion to reflect on the spirit of martyrdom, necessary in all ages, and now more than ever, as Christian civilization…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 9, 2018

The Devil Forced to Acknowledge Christ’s Authority – Jan 09 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Knowing that Jesus Christ is the Messiah is not the problem; accepting Him is what separates the good from the wicked. As we hear in today's Gospel, men and demons alike recognize…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 2, 2018

Antichrist on Rise: Denies Father & Son – Jan 02 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Christ's beloved disciple John writes "against those who would deceive" us, teaching that "whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ" is "the liar," and "whoever denies the Father and the Son... is…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 26, 2017

Christmas Crimson: Blood of Protomartyr St. Stephen – Dec 26 – Homily – Fr Alan

  St. Stephen's martyrdom, which the Liturgy celebrates the very day after Christmas, offers insight into the relation of the Christian faith and martyrdom for the sake of Christ. Ave Maria! Mass: St.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 12, 2017

Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Alan: Miracle of Guadalupe, Star of Evangelization

  Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Graces, worked a great missionary miracle at Guadalupe and left a miraculous image as a remembrance and sacramental that to this day brings many to Christ. Ave…
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Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
December 9, 2017

Dec 09 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Humble St Juan Diego

  St Juan Diego has been called a "model of humility". Although 57 at the time of the apparitions of Guadalupe, Our Lady called him by diminutive names. His humility drew the attention…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 4, 2017

Dec 04 – Homily – Fr Alan: Peace Only with the Messiah

  To realize the universal desire for peace, the nations must universally recognize the Prince of Peace. The world today has turned away, and the nations delude themselves with "peace talks" based on…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 28, 2017

Nov 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. James of the Marches – Penitent, Preacher, Prophet

  This illustrious Franciscan preacher (b. 1391, d. 1476) converted multitudes over the course of his long ministry throughout most of Christendom. His life is a testimony to the saving power of the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 21, 2017

Nov 21 – Homily: Is it correct to celebrate the Presentation of the BVM?

  Although the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary isn't recorded in the Sacred Scripture, there are good reasons for believing in this event, which is recorded in other hagiographical and apocryphal writings.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 14, 2017

Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: Martyrdom and the Courage of Charity

  The memorial of Sts. Nicholas Tavelic and companion martyrs is a good occasion to reflect on the charity that underlies the courage of the martyrs. Faith and hope alone probably wouldn't have…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 6, 2017

Nov 06 – Homily: Jesus, God’s Irrevocable Gift and Call

  St. Paul tells us: "The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable" (Rm 11:29). He Himself is the greatest of these gifts, the Eternal Word made flesh. With the gift of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 30, 2017

Oct 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: Saved, but not without Opposition

  Jesus saved us from the Law by fulfilling it as we could not. We must oppose and overcome disorder in ourselves and in the world if we are to follow Christ. Above…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 16, 2017

Oct 16 – Homily: St. Hedwig, a Sign of Contradiction

  In today's Gospel, Our Lord told his critics clamoring for a sign that the only sign that would be given to this age would be that of Jonah. St. Hedwig herself became…
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Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
October 10, 2017

Oct 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Courage of Charity

  The courage of Christian martyrs in not ego-centric, but Christ-centered, born of love for Jesus the Savior, and for the souls He wants to save. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Daniel and companions…
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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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