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Fr. Alan Wharton

Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 1, 2019

Mother of God, Bless Us with Peace in 2019 – Jan 01 – Homily – Fr Alan

    In the homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Jan 01), Fr. Alan explains some of the Catholic belief about the divine maternity: the Son of God regards Mary…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 8, 2019

Five Loaves for Five-thousand Men: How Jesus’ Grace Perfects Our Nature – Jan 08 – Homily – Fr Alan

In the homily for Tuesday after Epiphany (Jan 08), Fr. Alan relates the Gospel account of the multiplication of the loaves and fish to how Jesus works in us--taking our meager contribution, and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 13, 2019

Why Did Sinless Jesus Seek Baptism of Repentance? – Jan 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Baptism of the Lord (Jan 13), Fr. Alan explains that Jesus had no need for repentance. However, in obeying the will of His Father by submitting to John's…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 15, 2019

Time to Order Our Choices to Life – Jan 15 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Ordinary (Jan 15), Fr. Alan explains that we have a great choice to make in "the time of fulfillment," for "the Kingdom…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 21, 2019

The Charity of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr – Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr (Jan 21), Fr. Alan explains how the death of the virgin Agnes, described by St. Ambrose as “one victim, but a…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 28, 2019

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Modernism: Faith and Reason Over Heresy – Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, (Dominican Priest and Doctor of the Church, Jan 28), Fr. Alan emphasizes the Angelic Doctor's perennial relevance and his sound theology as a reliable solution…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 4, 2019

A Herd of Swine for a Man: Bargain Unappreciated – Feb 04 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In today's homily (Feb 04, Monday of the 4th Week of Ordinary Time), Fr. Alan talks about how the Gerasenes failed to appreciate the priceless benefit of Jesus’ presence and activity among…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 11, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes: Do Whatever She Tells You – Feb 11 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb 11), Fr. Alan explains the meaning of Our Lady’s appearance and words at Lourdes in 1858. St. Maximilian Kolbe posited…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 18, 2019

Cain’s Hard Heart and the Culture of Death – Feb 18 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On President's Day (Feb 18), in a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Life, Fr. Alan reflect's on how today's reading from Genesis offers an insight into the culture of death.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 4, 2019

The Rich Young Man Who Did NOT Go Away Sad – Mar 04 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Relating today's gospel episode to the life of the youthful Saint Casimir of Poland (Mar 04), Fr. Alan elaborates on the need to know oneself as a creature of God whose purpose…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 19, 2019

St. Joseph, Our Model of Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – Mar 19 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mar 19), Fr. Alan gives the homily on how Joseph is the greatest model of consecration to Jesus through Mary.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 25, 2019

Annunciation, Moment of the Incarnation – Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (Mar 25), Fr. Alan gives the homily on the deceptive richness of the Mystery referred to simply as “the Annunciation.” Almost lost in the…
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