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Fr. Alan Wharton

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 17, 2017

Jan 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Radical Choice – Follow Jesus to Life or Perish with the World

  St. Anthony Abbot gave up all to follow Christ. This is the perennial option placed before Christians, the choice: Christ or the world. One can answer the call in many ways, but…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 10, 2017

Jan 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: Apostasy, the devil, and the priesthood of the baptized

  Christian souls are both the battlefield where the struggle between the devil and the Son of Man is decided, as well as protagonists in the playing out of this meta-historical struggle in…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 3, 2017

Jan 03 – Homily – Converting the Culture in the Holy Name of Jesus

  Contemporary culture languishes not only in religious ignorance, but is being ruined by positive profanation of the Holy Name of Jesus. Let us do justice to Our Savior and work to restore…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 20, 2016

Dec 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: Christmas is a Pro-Life Holiday

  On Christmas we celebrate the birth of the Word of Life. To "keep Christ in Christmas," we have to keep the faith with the Gospel of Life. The holiday that cheers us can…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 6, 2016

Dec 06 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Nicholas vs. Santa Claus

The figure of the real and holy bishop Nicholas has in recent centuries been co-opted and transformed into the secularized and mostly pagan Santa Claus. Christian parents should know how to gently guide…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 22, 2016

Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Cecilia, Virgin Martyr of Legend Confirmed by Graces

Father explains how the critically accepted data of St. Cecilia's cult are signs of heaven's confirmation of the great holiness of this virgin martyr. While the "legend"of her martyrdom may not qualify as…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 15, 2016

Nov 15 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Albert the Great, Champion of Truth

St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is credited with laying the foundation for the great Scholastic synthesis of all truth, both natural and divinely revealed, which was the crowning…
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