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Fr. Alan Wharton

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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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 1, 2017

Jun 01 – Homily – Fr Alan: “I have given them the glory you gave me”

  Man achieves glory through union with God and His saints, in the knowledge and love of the One Truth. St. Justin Martyr's love for truth led him from philosophy to faith. Imbued with wisdom and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 30, 2017

May 30 – Homily: The Unity of the Spirit (Eph. 4:3)

  Saint Gregory of Nyssa explains that among the gifts Our Lord obtained for His Church, the "greatest gift of all, ... was that they were no longer to be divided in their judgment…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 25, 2017

May 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: Ascension to Stronger Faith

  The Ascension of Our Lord fulfilled the scriptures and prepared the way for greater faith in in the Eucharist and in our own ultimate exaltation in the Resurrection to come. Ave Maria!…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 23, 2017

May 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: “If I do not go, the Advocate will not come.”

  Father asks the question: "Why did Our Lord say, 'It is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you'"? St. Thomas Aquinas provides…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 18, 2017

May 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Secret to Happiness

  St. Felix, whose Latin is synonymous with "happy" understood the secret to happiness: seek God above all else, love Him, and do His will. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Felix of Cantalice -…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 16, 2017

May 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27)

  The peace Christ gave us, He gave us in His Mother, when on the cross He told us: "Behold, your mother." Only in the Immaculate Heart is there abiding and perfect "tranquility…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 11, 2017

May 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: To Fatima, “the one I send”

  Our Lord says: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me." He sent His mother to Fatima…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 9, 2017

May 09 – Homily – Fr Alan: Spiritual Weaponry of St. Catherine of Bologna

  St. Catherine of Bologna teaches seven principles of spiritual combat, which she calls "weapons." Among them, mistrust of self and absolute trust in Christ is one that inherently fosters the fundamental virtue…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 2, 2017

May 02 – Homily: St. Athanasius, Victor in Faith that Conquers the World

  St. Athanasius stood "against the world" to defend the divinity of Christ against the Arian heresy. The saving faith rests on that most fundamental doctrine on Christ--that Jesus Christ is divinity incarnate in…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 27, 2017

Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Alan: Obey God Rather Than Men

  Peter's witness to the Sanhedrin underlines an important principle of the Christian social order: Divine Law supersedes human law. He points out that the witness of the Church is not merely human,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 25, 2017

Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mark – Fallible, but Faithful

  St. Mark the Evangelist, always a disciple of Jesus Christ from his youth, had his ups and downs, just like his mentor, St. Peter, whose Gospel he presents. After falling out of…
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