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Third Sunday of Lent: Come to the Well of Jesus and Drink Living Water

Third Sunday of Lent: Come to the Well of Jesus and Drink Living Water

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

On this Third Sunday of Lent the first reading from Exodus (17:3-7) recalls Israel's journey through the desert. In many ways, the journey of Israel ...

Walk the Way of Downward Mobility in the Shadow of the Cross

Walk the Way of Downward Mobility in the Shadow of the Cross Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

God became the least of these in the Incarnation of His Son. Will we be emptied of ourselves, in order to become men and women for others, ...

Jesus Does Not Issue Impossible Demands, But Rather Commands Us to Love as He Loved and to Become Like God

Jesus Does Not Issue Impossible Demands, But Rather Commands Us to Love as He Loved and to Become Like God

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

To be perfect is both a command and a promise. We become perfect in becoming like God.  Such a sublime gift is made possible by the Son of God ...

Fr. James Farfaglia: How to Carry Your Cross

Fr. James Farfaglia: How to Carry Your Cross Watch

Daily Homilies

By Fr. James Farfaglia

Too many of our contemporaries seek an easy life without suffering, without sacrifice, without renunciation, without mortification.  Many ...

Homily: Becoming Light and Leaven for the World

Homily: Becoming Light and Leaven for the World Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The late Blessed John XXIII wrote, "Every believer, in this, our world, must be a spark of light, a center of love, a vivifying ferment in the ...

Touching the Tassel on His Cloak on the Memorial of St. Scholastica

Touching the Tassel on His Cloak on the Memorial of St. Scholastica Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

At every Holy Mass we encounter the same Lord, the same Living Word, the same Incarnate One who has been raised from the dead. Healing still ...

Solemnity of the Lord's Presentation: Thanksgiving for Nuns Who Taught Me

Solemnity of the Lord's Presentation: Thanksgiving for Nuns Who Taught Me

Daily Homilies

By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph D, STD, Executive Director Catholic Education Foundation

This Feast of the Lord's Presentation in the Temple, has been observed for many years now as an occasion to acknowledge the contributions of ...

Deacon Bartels: Repent, For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Deacon Bartels: Repent, For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The immediate response to the gaze of Jesus Christ by Peter, Andrew, James and John signals the fact that a radical change took place within their ...

On the Feast of the Conversion of Paul, Are We Growing Bitter or Better?

On the Feast of the Conversion of Paul, Are We Growing Bitter or Better? Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Today we commemorate the Feast of the Conversion of the Apostle Paul. At my confirmation I took his name as my own. I wish I could say I did so ...

I Have Come to Do Your Will: Choosing to Do the Will of God in our Lives

I Have Come to Do Your Will: Choosing to Do the Will of God in our Lives Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

As our conversation ensued I detected in her an understandable concern for the resources, emotional, spiritual, relational and financial, which ...

Discipleship: Following Jesus Christ in the Ordinary Time of Life

Discipleship: Following Jesus Christ in the Ordinary Time of Life Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Ordinary time presents us with an opportunity to consider again the fact that living as a Christian calls us to meet the Lord in the real stuff ...

Fr. Paul Schenck: Learning the Way of Love From the Jesus Who Still Reaches Out to Us

Fr. Paul Schenck: Learning the Way of Love From the Jesus Who Still Reaches Out to Us Watch

Daily Homilies

By Fr. Paul Schenck

There is only one way out of this threatening storm of lovelessness: to reach out to the God-who-is-love-himself and ask Jesus into our hearts ...

Fr. Paul Schenck on the Feast of the Epiphany

Fr. Paul Schenck on the Feast of the Epiphany

Daily Homilies

By Fr. Paul Schenck

Each of us needs to be open to this wonderful gift of human life, of eternal life, by responding to God's love calling us to worship Him as ...

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The first sentence of this Sunday's gospel (Mt 2:1-12) presents us with a contrast between three figures: Jesus, Herod the Great, and the magi who ...

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: The Law Fulfilled and Salvation Brought to the World through Christ

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: The Law Fulfilled and Salvation Brought to the World through Christ

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

All history, past, present and future, culminates in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who became man and assumed human nature in order to restore ...

Hail Mary, Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes

Hail Mary, Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What came about in bodily form in Mary, the fullness of the godhead shining through Christ in the Blessed Virgin, takes place in a similar way in ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Culture of Life

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Culture of Life Watch

Daily Homilies

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not ...

My Yoke is Easy: Freedom and Self Surrender are Not at Odds

My Yoke is Easy: Freedom and Self Surrender are Not at Odds Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Our Gospel today is short, but profoundly important:  Jesus said: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. ...

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Understanding the Bible

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Understanding the Bible Watch

Year of Faith

By Michael Terheyden

How we interpret the Bible is of immense importance! It directly affects what we believe about Christ, the Church, and our faith, but it is also ...

Christ the King, the Year of Faith and the Catholic Counterculture

Christ the King, the Year of Faith and the Catholic Counterculture Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

We celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is one of many opportunities the Catholic Church year offers to each one of us to consider the ...

The Bones of Peter, the Successor of Peter: Close of the Year of Faith

The Bones of Peter, the Successor of Peter: Close of the Year of Faith Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King, the Sunday which marks both the end of the Church Year and the end of the Year of Faith, ...

Fr Randy Sly on Becoming a House of Prayer

Fr Randy Sly on Becoming a House of Prayer Watch

Year of Faith

By Father Randy Sly

Becoming a House of Prayer is the best discipline we can take on. St. Ephraem of Syria states that Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves ...

Jesus Weeps and Offers the Path to Peace

Jesus Weeps and Offers the Path to Peace Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

If this day you only knew what makes for peace- but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a ...

The Kingdom of God is Among You. What Did Jesus Mean?

The Kingdom of God is Among You. What Did Jesus Mean? Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In Jesus Christ, the Kingdom has been inaugurated. Upon his return it will be made complete and fully manifested in a new heaven and a new earth. We ...

Year of Faith: Bringing the Feast of the Presentation of Mary to Life

Year of Faith: Bringing the Feast of the Presentation of Mary to Life Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary, let us make the choice to surrender ourselves to the same Lord who Joachim and Ann honored when they ...

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Our Lady's Encouragement

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Our Lady's Encouragement Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

I got off the subway at Termini station and went up to the busy streets of Rome.  I had to walk past the place where all the prostitutes ...

Tuesday Homily: Conversion and Perseverance in the Life of Faith

Tuesday Homily: Conversion and Perseverance in the Life of Faith Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Roger J. Landry

As the Year of Faith draws to a conclusion, we, like Zacchaeus, are called to repent all those times that we haven't set an example of faith for ...

MONDAY HOMILY: Lord, Please Let Me See!

MONDAY HOMILY: Lord, Please Let Me See! Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Stephen B. Reynolds

Lord, please let me see. - How could Jesus not be moved by this request, this plaintive and direct petition? Especially since this blind man - ...