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Fr. Alan Wharton

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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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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 8, 2016

Nov 08 – Homily – Fr Alan: Absolute Primacy of Christ, Even on Election Day

Blessed John Duns Scotus' doctrine on the Absolute Primacy of Christ is the theological completion of St. Francis' mystical intuition, and affirms that Christ, the Incarnation of the Eternal Word, is the reason…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 1, 2016

Nov 01 – Homily – Fr Alan: All Saints – that means you, too!

Fr. Alan explains that the “communion of the saints” involves the whole Church – in heaven, in purgatory, and on earth – and that today’s celebration reminds us of our membership in the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 25, 2016

Oct 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: Christian Marriage vs. Feminism

Fr. Alan explains how a Christian understanding of the relationship between husband and wife, as a sacramental reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church, is the antidote to the corrosive effects on…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 18, 2016

Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Luke, Missionary Evangelist

St. Luke, himself of pagan origin, heard the Word, believed, and became a missionary and evangelist. In the microcosm of his life, we see in action the Gospel plan of salvation in Christ…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 11, 2016

Oct 11 – Homily – St. John XXIII, calling sedevacantists back into the fold

Fr. Alan describes St. John XXIII's 1966 miraculous healing of Sr. Caterina Capitani, novice Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The miracle, accompanied by an apparition to her of the Holy Father less…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 4, 2016

Oct 04 – Homily – Finding St. Francis in the 21st Century

Fr. Alan observes that the key to connecting with our 13th Century founder is through identifying his spiritual profile. Three virtues stand out, which summarize the spirit of St. Francis: Simplicity, Humility, and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 20, 2016

Sep 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: Korea’s Remarkable Faith

Fr. Alan observes the remarkable history of the Korean Church . The first baptisms in 1592 at the hands of invading Japanese soldiers led to a 200-year period of growth and persecution without…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 13, 2016

Sep 13 – Homily – Fr Alan: St John Chrysostom, Sower of the Seed

Fr. Alan on the life of St. John Chrysostom and the reading of the parable of the sower of the seed. St. John in his great preaching was a sower of the seed…
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