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Fr. Alan Wharton

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 21, 2017

Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Modernism & Idolatry of the Contemporary

  On the Memorial of Pope St. Pius X, a look at the continuing problem of the heresy of modernism. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Pius X - Mem Readings: Monday 20th Week of Ordinary…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 14, 2017

Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Maximilian, Antidote to Culture of Death

  Marty of charity and "fool of love for the Immaculate," St. Maximilian exemplified priestly imitation of Christ, and in the midst of the Auschwitz death camp, shone with the light of Christ…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 10, 2017

Aug 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Lawrence Reaps Bountifully

  The Deacon and Martyr St. Lawrence is to Rome what Stephen is to Jerusalem and the early Church--glorious martyr and inspiration to the faithful for all subsequent generations. Like the grain of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 7, 2017

Aug 07 – Homily – Fr Alan: YOU Are the Solution!

  In today's Gospel recounting of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fish, Church Father Origen points out that the Lord is telling the Apostles that they have the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 3, 2017

Aug 03 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Kingdom of Heaven, Old and New

  Jesus, speaking in parables, instructs that the kingdom of heaven is revealed in both the pre-Christian covenant and in His own incarnation. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 17th Week of Ordinary Time -…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 31, 2017

Jul 31 – Homily – Fr Alan: Laboring in Grace for the Kingdom

  St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, taught that we should pray as everything depends on God, but work as if everything depends on us. Whatever we offer in grace, God…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 25, 2017

Jul 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: Martyrs Live the Passion of the Church

  St. James the Apostle, special friend of Christ Jesus and companion even in the Garden of Gethsemane, was the first of the Apostles to die for the faith. The Church, through the…
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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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