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What to be thankful for when everything goes wrong

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

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Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012

Fr. Anthony Brankin

(Summary of sermon) Thanksgiving was invented by the Puritans because they outlawed the Catholic festivities of Christmas. The Protestants were the first grinch who stole Christmas.

Father asked a question in his catechism class: what are you thankful for? One student said, “for all the stuff we got.”

The stuff we get is not the most important thing. What we should really be thankful for is our body and soul, and the promise of eternal life — that we are given a chance to be saved.

Look at all the people in the hospital. Can they be thankful for having to be away from home on Thanksgiving Day? They can be thankful for the promise of eternal life.

The new Mass translation and the wedding feast of the Lamb — MP3

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph Eddy28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.

Gospel: Matt. 22:1-14 Marriage feast of the King’s Son

We have just made available an audio version of what is now this website’s most popular homily, “The New Mass Translation and the Wedding Feast of the Lamb,” by Fr. Joseph Eddy, given several weeks ago. This beautiful homily explains how the parable of the wedding feast speaks of the heavenly banquet, and how we are united to Christ through the Eucharist at Mass.

Read the complete text of Fr. Joseph’s homily on this website.