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Go through the narrow gate — the only one to heaven

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Read Fr. Baldeon's bioWed., Oct. 26, 2011
Fr. Elvio Baldeon
Gospel: Luke 13:22-30 “Strive to enter by the narrow door”

Homily summary: All things work together for the good, for those who love God. We have to see that, even in difficult moments, something good will come from it. When you see someone strong in the faith, they know that in the darkest moment something good is coming.

Evil is a mystery in our lives. But God can make good things from evil. God does not create evil. He turns evil to good. In the Gospel, Jesus says to enter the narrow gate to get to heaven. To do good things is not easy. Take the time to pray, reflect, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. God knows who we are. Continue Reading…

Parents — guard your children against the devil in the media

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Go to Fr. BrankinFourth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2011
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: John 10:1-10 “I am the door of the sheep”
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Homily summary: This is Good Shepherd Sunday. Sheep dogs are smart. A border collie will count the number of fingers that the shepherd holds out, and know how many sheep are missing.

Go to Sister AnnaThe twin apostolates of prayer and the education of young women are pursued by the Visitation Sisters of Georgetown. Are you searching for God’s calling? Consider a life with the Washington, DC.

The first shepherds of children are parents, and the next are grandparents, and also brothers and sisters. In a family that acts as a good shepherd, there are no “mistakes” or “surprises.” Among parents who are good shepherds, they are happy to have their little flock. Continue Reading…

Evil triumphs when we do not "watch and pray"

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph EddyPalm Sunday. Apr. 17, 2011
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.

Gospel: Matt. 26:14 – 27:66 Betrayal of Judas, and Peter”s denial

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(Full text of homily) Listening to this gospel passage evokes so many feelings and emotions in us. Certainly, it should bring us to feel certain sadness. Something horrible happened that day. God’s own son was sacrificed for our salvation.  Of course, we know that great good came from this offering of Jesus on the Cross. Yet, we can’t help but realize that so many reacted very badly to the drama of that first Holy Week. They left Jesus utterly alone to bear his cross. What do we do when evil threatens? We would all like to think like Peter, that we would be willing to die for the truth, but would we?

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyFr. Joseph is the vocation director of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, founded to redeem Christians whose faith is in danger. The Order”s student house in the U.S. is in Philadelphia.

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It is not as if evil has not threatened the human race. Most recently we can’t forget the great evil of Nazi Germany and the holocaust that came from it. Often people think why didn’t somebody do something? We have a Pope now who was a young boy when Germany was overcome with by an evil rule. His parents were among those who resisted the Nazi movement. His father moved the family several times to avoid the sweeping current of evil. The pope recalls that, “My own years as a teenager were marred by a sinister regime that thought it had all the answers; its influence grew – infiltrating schools and civic bodies, as well as politics and even religion – before it was fully recognized for the monster it was. It banished God and thus became impervious to anything true and good.” (April 19, 2008) Continue Reading…