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Fr. Alan Wharton

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 16, 2017

Oct 16 – Homily: St. Hedwig, a Sign of Contradiction

  In today's Gospel, Our Lord told his critics clamoring for a sign that the only sign that would be given to this age would be that of Jonah. St. Hedwig herself became…
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Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
October 10, 2017

Oct 10 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Courage of Charity

  The courage of Christian martyrs in not ego-centric, but Christ-centered, born of love for Jesus the Savior, and for the souls He wants to save. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Daniel and companions…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 25, 2017

Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Francis Applies the Parable of the Lamp

  In the Parable of the Lamp, Our Lord admonishes: "Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 18, 2017

Sep 18 – Homily: Elevated in Love, St. Joseph of Cupertino

  St. Joseph of Cupertino was renowned for mystical gifts, but his greatest virtue was love, which made the others pleasing to God. Raised high, literally through the gift of flight and elevation,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 11, 2017

Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: Remembering 9/11

  The tragic evil directed against America sixteen years ago today urges us still today, as in the case of present evils, to respond with a spirit of Christian faith. As we remember…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 4, 2017

Sep 04 – Homily – Fr Alan: God’s Work, in St. Rose of Viterbo

  The remarkable life and works of the young, virgin saint, Rose of Viterbo, illustrate that sanctification is primarily the "work of God" (opus Dei). As we celebrate the secular Labor Day, let…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
August 28, 2017

Aug 28 – Homily: The Drama of Free Will – St. Augustine’s City of God

  Among St. Augustine's many contributions to Christian thought is his classic work, City of God, in which he makes clear that man's free exercise of the will is what determines the ascendancy of either a…
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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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