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Fr. Alan Wharton

Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 17, 2018

Francis’ Stigmata, “Love Crucified” – Sep 17 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Feast of the Stigmatization of St. Francis of Assisi (Sep 17), Fr. Alan explains the stigmata of St. Francis as “love crucified” (O’Brien), given as a sign…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 5, 2018

Be Christ’s Light in Darkness, Mother Teresa’s Example – Sep 05 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the anniversary of the dies natalis of St. “Mother” Teresa of Calcutta (Virgin, Foundress of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), Sept. 5), Fr. Alan comments in the homily on her call…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 3, 2018

Sex Abuse Reform: Restoring Truth, Faith, and Morals – Sep 03 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Gregory the Great (Pope & Doctor of the Church, Sept. 3), Fr. Alan explains how the current crisis of sexual abuse within the Church conspicuously points to…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 27, 2018

Confronting Vigano Expose, Homosexual Network: The Monica Method – Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Monica (Aug 27), Fr. Alan explains in the homily how, in the midst of Archbishop Viganò's exposé of a homosexual network in the Church, and the renewed…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 20, 2018

The Church in Crisis Needs Saints – Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Abbot and Doctor of the Church, Aug 20) Fr. Alan explains that the Church, once again mired in sexual abuse allegations, needs…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 13, 2018

The Tax-Paying Fish & Christian Freedom – Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Aug 13 (Sts. Pontian & Hippolytus, martyrs), Fr. Alan explains the lesson of the miracle of the fish containing the coin for the temple tax, and how Jesus used…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 6, 2018

Transfiguration: A Flash of Future Glory – Aug 06 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Aug 06), Fr. Alan gives the homily on how the Transfiguration served as a “flash forward” to the future glory of the Risen…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 30, 2018

Chrysologus’ Golden Words for Our Dark Age – Jul 30 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus (Jul 30), Fr. Alan comments on the saintly bishop's "golden words," which speak to our dark age that has "forgotten God"(cf. Dt…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 28, 2018

Our Small but Essential Part in Salvation – Jul 28 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily at New Bedford on Jul 28 on how salvation in Christ requires more than our simply being baptized Catholic or Christian: we have to sincerely repent and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 24, 2018

St. Sharbel, the Eucharist, & Our Health – Jul 24 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Sharbel (Jul 24), Fr. Alan draws the connection between today's lack of health and lack of proper Eucharistic piety (cf. 1 Cor 11:29-32). St. Sharbel sacrificed himself,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 16, 2018

Brown Scapular – Precious Gift from Our Mother – Jul 16 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jul 16), Fr. Alan talks about the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, a precious gift with a…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 9, 2018

Martyrs for the Word, Eucharist, and Pope – Jul 09 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily on the memorial of St. Nicholas Pick and companions (Jul 09), Franciscan martyrs who were asked to deny the faith in the Real Presence of Christ in…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
July 2, 2018

Precious Blood, Debt of Justice and Love – Jul 02 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily on Jul 02 (votive Mass) on the mystery of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He discusses the liturgical and historical context of the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 28, 2018

Say No to C-I-N-O (Catholic-in-name-only) – Jun 28 – Homily – Fr Alan

  It's time to say no to C-I-N-O Catholicism, says Fr Alan in today's homily (Jun 28, memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr). Today's Gospel implies that Our Lord will not be…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 18, 2018

No Resistance to One Who is Evil – Jun 18 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily on Jun 18 (Monday 11th Week of Ordinary Time), examining what Our Lord means when He says: "offer no resistance to one who is evil." The underlying…
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