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Fr. Alan Wharton

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 28, 2018

Say No to C-I-N-O (Catholic-in-name-only) – Jun 28 – Homily – Fr Alan

  It's time to say no to C-I-N-O Catholicism, says Fr Alan in today's homily (Jun 28, memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr). Today's Gospel implies that Our Lord will not be…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 18, 2018

No Resistance to One Who is Evil – Jun 18 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily on Jun 18 (Monday 11th Week of Ordinary Time), examining what Our Lord means when He says: "offer no resistance to one who is evil." The underlying…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
June 11, 2018

To See God – Jun 11 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Jun 11 (Monday 10th Week of Ordinary Time) Fr Alan explains how to understand Our Lord's teaching: "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God." In today's…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
May 29, 2018

Deliberate Venial Sin: Path to Death of the Soul – May 29 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In today's homily (Tuesday/8th Week of Ordinary Time, May 29), Fr. Alan speaks on the danger of deliberate venial sin, a potentially deadly obstacle to our response to Our Lord's call to…
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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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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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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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