Sep 27, 2015

Sunday Sermon, September 27 -- Internet Pornography Devouring our Children

"The largest consumers of Internet pornography are children between the ages of 12-17. More than half of boys and a third of girls have seen pornography before their teenage years. 35% of young teenage boys (13-14 years old) say that they have seen pornography "more times that I can count." By the age of 18, more than 9 out of 10 boys, and 6 out of 10 girls have seen pornography online." (Virtus article "Pornography Consuming our Children" by Luke Gilkerson)

The impurity and filth spread by today's media and entertainment industry is devouring our children. Jesus said, "Woe to him who scandalizes one of these little ones who believes in me." One way of giving scandal is to be aware of an horrific and public evil and yet say or do nothing about it. When we give our children monitored and unrestricted access to the TV, to internet, to games, to movies, we are being a real stumbling block and cause of sin in our kids.

This has to stop. We have to take a tougher, more protective and more loving approach to the media and the internet with our kids.
This homily will tell you how to help protect your children from these evils.

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Sep 26, 2015

Sermons, Week of September 22-26

Daily sermons, September 22-26.
St Matthew, Sts Linus and Padre Pio, The Temple, St Cleophas, Nazareth.

Sep 20, 2015

Sunday Sermon, September 20 -- How to Practice Mental Prayer, a step-by-step guide

On the necessity, importance and power of prayer. How to overcome distractions and dryness.
A step-by-step instruction on how to engage in Christian meditation.

Preparation - recognize God's presence in the whole world, where I am, in my soul. Ask for the assistance of Mary, Joseph, my angel, the saints.
Meditation - consider various aspects of the mysteries of our faith, of Scripture, of the Rosary. Focus especially on the love God has for you, and end by telling God how much you love him.
Resolutions - make some concrete plan on how to grow holier today. Resolve to pray again tomorrow.
Petitions and thanksgiving -- Ask God for all the graces needed today and tomorrow and the grace of salvation when you die. Ask God for all the other needs you have, and offer him all your concerns about family and friends. Thank God for this time of prayer, thank Mary and Joseph and your angel. Close with the Glory Be or some other prayer of praise and adoration.

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Daily Sermons, September 15-19

Daily Sermons, September 15-19.
Our Lady of Sorrows, Sts Corneilus and Cyprian, St Robert Bellarmine, The Holy Cross, The Flight to Egypt.

Sep 16, 2015

Sunday Sermon, September 13th -- Carrying the Cross for Love

Sunday Sermon, September 13th -- On Carrying the Cross for Love of God, Love of Neighbor, and Love of Self.

Love of God -- To suffer rather than sin and to suffer rather than deny the faith.
Love of neighbor -- To suffer for our vocation.
Love of self -- To suffer so as to love the soul more than body, the importance of mortification.

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Weekday Homilies: September 8 and 9

Weekday Sermons, September 8 and 9.
The Birth of Mary, St Peter Claver.

Sep 6, 2015

Sunday Sermon, September 6 -- Three Sermons: Year of Mercy, Mary, The Poor

Three short sermons for Sunday, September 6th.

1) For the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis is allowing priests to lift the excommunication and absolve the sin of abortion. This could cause some confusion, since priests have been able to do this throughout most of the USA for many years. We explain.
Also, Pope Francis is allowing priests of the SSPX (a break away, pre-Vatican II group) to have legitimate confessions during the Year of Mercy. Explanation that the pre-Vatican II group in Black Eagle, MT is SSPV (another break away group) and is not covered under the Pope's provision.

2) On Mary: This week we have two great feasts of Mary, of her birth (September 8) and of her Name (September 12). The feast of Mary's birth calls to mind the devotion to the child Mary (Maria Bambina). The feasts of the Holy Name of Mary commemorates the great victory Christendom won over the Turks in Vienna on September 11 and 12, 1683. It was in retaliation for that victory that the terrorists attacked the USA on September 11, 2001.

3) On the Poor: We love the poor because God loves the poor. But we are also meant to be a Church "of the poor" (as Pope Francis says). We can see that many are a Church "of the rich" when they ignore the fact that most of the poor Catholics of the southern hemisphere accept the Church's teachings on issues like contraception and divorce.

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Sep 5, 2015

Daily Sermons, September 1 - 5

Daily Sermons - September 1 through 5.
Signs of the Times, St Stephen, St Gregory the Great, Sacred Heart, The Name of Jesus and St Joseph.