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Fr. Alan Wharton

Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
February 11, 2018

Superseding Mosaic Law – Feb 11 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Feb 11 on how lepers suffer not only in body but in soul, being outcasts. The leper violated the laws even to approach…
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Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
February 12, 2018

Gaining Wisdom – Feb 12 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Feb 12 on how St James exhorts us to perseverance under trial, for after we have suffered we will be perfected by God.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 20, 2018

The Lord’s Prayer, the Rosary, & the Key to Mercy – Feb 20 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In today's Gospel, the Lord teaches His disciples how to pray: "Our Father..." He teaches the key to obtaining mercy: "If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you." Repeating the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 27, 2018

In Humility, We See Truth – Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Christ teaches humility, the foundational virtue on which the life of sanctity rests. Humility helps us to acknowledge the truth about God and about our self, without putting up false fronts for…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 5, 2018

Unappreciated Prophets – Mar 05 – Homily – Fr Alan

  "No prophet is accepted in his own native place." Word of Our Lord, so we should not be discouraged from evangelizing when we, too, meet with rejection. Likewise, let our ears and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 13, 2018

Works of Mercy, Christian Obligation – Mar 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan explains how the Lord's healing of the sick man at the Pool of Bethesda provides us a lesson on the practice of mercy. Practicing works of mercy is, in fact, a…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 20, 2018

From Constancy to Victory – Mar 20 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Reflecting on the readings from the Mass of Tuesday of the  5th Week of Lent, Fr Alan focuses on the need for constancy and perseverance, in order to obtain the decisive victory…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 27, 2018

Don’t Betray Jesus in the Eucharist (Audio Fixed) – Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Alan

  The audio had been fixed where people had trouble hearing the video on mobile devices. Thanks for letting us know! Our Lord's closest personal friends failed Him, betrayed, abandoned, and denied Him…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 3, 2018

Why Jesus Forbade Magdalene to Hold Onto Him – Apr 03 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan explains Our Lord's reason for not allowing Mary Magdalene to cling to Him: it is to strengthen her faith and deepen her understanding of the mystery of His Resurrection. Much of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 10, 2018

Early Church: Communion, Not Communism – Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan explains that the assertion that the early Church was "communist" is not accurate, given the reality of the contemporary communist ideology. It was communion with Christ, rather, that enabled the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 17, 2018

Bread of Life: Jesus’ Real Presence – Apr 17 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan explains that belief in the Eucharist as Jesus' Real Presence, "body, blood, soul, and divinity," under the sacramental appearance of bread and wine, is essential to true Catholic, Christian faith.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
April 30, 2018

The Holy Spirit Guides the Church – Apr 30 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of Pope St. Pius V (Apr 30), Fr Alan explains how the Holy Spirit has guided the Church through persecutions and rebellions and error, helping the…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 10, 2018

That Where I Am, You Also May Be – May 10 – Homily – Fr Alan

  For the homily on Ascension Thursday (May 10), Fr. Alan gives the homily at New Bedford on the hope we have in following Christ in this earthly life, to be with him…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 14, 2018

St. Matthias, Called to the Cross and to Glory – May 14 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Feast of the Apostle St. Matthias (May 14), Fr. Alan comments on how Matthias' election to the Twelve in various ways mirrors the universal Christian vocation, always…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 26, 2018

Childlike Humility, Kingdom’s Key – May 26 – Homily – Fr Alan

  For the homily on the memorial of St. Philip Neri (May 26), Fr.  Alan relates the example of the saint's childlike humor and humility to today's Gospel truth: "whoever does not accept the…
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