Jun 30, 2015

Adult Formation: Catholic Commentary on the Gospel of John - The Washing of the Feet, Session 8

Session 9 of our series on Catholic Commentary on the Gospel of St John, in which we consider the washing of the feet and the Last Supper as related in the Fourth Gospel.

We see the connection between the washing of feet and the institution of the priesthood and of the Holy Eucharist.

Handout is below the audio recording.

Jun 28, 2015

Sunday Sermon, June 28 -- The Catholic Response to the Legalization of Same-Sex Unions

Sunday Sermon, June 28 -- A Martyr for Marriage, The Catholic Response to the Legalization of Same-Sex Unions

June 24th was the Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist. Consecrated as a prophet from the womb, he gave testimony to the light. But St. John died as martyr for marriage - opposing the immorality of King Herod.

The Church, especially after the horrific decision of 5 of the judges of the Supreme Court, must be a voice in the wilderness speaking the truth about marriage and family life.
The Catholic Church is alone in this battle -- for all the Protestants have already lost by accepting contraception and divorce with remarriage.

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Daily Sermons, June 24-27

Daily Sermons, 12th Week in Ordinary Time.

St. John's Birth, Loving the Lord, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Jun 22, 2015

Sunday Sermon, June 21 -- Jesus is Lord of nature, The Pope's new encyclical on the environment

Jesus shows his power as God when he stills the wind and calms the sea. By his word the heavens and the earth were created - all creation is subject to his word.
This Divine Person, Jesus Christ, is the Lord of creation and the King of the universe.

This past week, Pope Francis gave us an encyclical letter on the environment -- Laudato Si' (named after the "Canticle of Brother Sun" of St Francis of Assisi).
We consider the Catholic vision of the environment, as well as a few points from the Holy Father's encyclical.

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Weekday Sermons, 11th Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Sermons of June 15 - 20.

Preparing for Mass, Guardian angels, St Joseph, Our Father, St Juliana Falconieri, The Sacred Heart.

Jun 21, 2015

Jun 14, 2015

Sunday Sermon, June 14 -- Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Consideration of the theological foundations of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Why we worship, love and adore the Sacred Heart.

Practical ways of being devoted to the Sacred Heart, especially family enthronement.

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Daily Sermons, June 9-13

Daily Mass Homilies, June 9 through 13.

St Ephrem, St Margaret, St Barnabas, Sacred Heart, St Anthony, and the Immaculate Heart.

Jun 11, 2015

Adult Formation on John's Gospel, Session 7 -- The Bread of Life Discourse

Session 7 of the Adult Formation Series on the Gospel according to St John.

The Bread of Life Discourse is truly the heart and interpretive key of the whole Gospel. Studying the Gospel as a literary masterpiece, we see that the Bread of Life Discourse is thematically at the center of the Gospel.

4 reasons why the Bread of Life Discourse cannot possibly be a metaphor.

Handout is below the audio recording.

Corpus Christi Sermon -- The Real Presence of the Humanity of Jesus in the Eucharist

While it is true that Jesus is present everywhere in his divinity, in his humanity he is only substantially present on earth in the Holy Eucharist.

This is why praying before the Eucharist is so important, and why Mass is so necessary. The humanity of this same Jesus who is present in all places as God, is really truly and substantially present on earth only in the Sacrament of the Altar.

We can come to God in the mountains or in our home, but to divorce God from the Eucharist would be to approach the divinity apart from the humanity of Christ -- but it is through Jesus that "God saves".

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Jun 6, 2015

Daily Homilies, June 2 through 6

Daily homilies June 2nd through 6th.
Sts Justin and Angela and the Sacred Heart, Sts Marcellinus and Peter, St Charles Lwanga, The Eucharist, Peace from the Eucharist.

Jun 3, 2015

Adult Formation on the Gospel of St. John, the Wedding Feast at Cana.

A study of the role of Mary in the first miracle of Jesus.
Also, the spiritual interpretation of this miracle.

Handout is below the audio.

Trinity Sunday Sermon, May 31 -- The Divine Processions, Three Persons in One God

Sermon for Trinity Sunday.

The Processions in God, compared to knowledge and love in the soul. God knows himself and the Father begets the Son, God loves himself and the Father and Son breath the Holy Spirit.

Why we use these names, "Father" and "Son" and "Spirit".

The Father is in the Son and the Son in the Father. The Father and Son are in the Spirit and the Spirit is in the Father and the Son. Each fully God and all fully one God.

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