"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

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“Dream, And Your Dreams Will Fall Short” – Commencement Address to Fr. Lacombe High School Graduating Class of 2015

June 17, 2015

A life not lived greatly is a life not worth living. This is the central theme which Fr. Cristino attempts to convey to the 2015 grads of Fr. Lacombe High School. By examining Time Magazine’s carefully and strategically compiled list of the most influential people of all time, he offers them some key insights into… Read More ›

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“Preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

With wedding season upon us, many couples who come to witness the marriage of family members and friends are themselves thinking about marriage. This talk was given to engaged couples last Fall as part of their preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church. This talk begins by exploring what the Church understands marriage to be… Read More ›

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“Reality of Truth or Pride of Opinion?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The subtitle of this talk is: Being Catholic in a Pluralistic Culture. The dilemma Catholics have always faced- and perhaps as fiercely, if not more, today than ever before- is the supposition that religion is a matter of personal opinion and not objective truth. As such, when Catholics purport to have positions on practically everything, people… Read More ›

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“Convicted…” – Special Presentation with Michael Chiasson and Fr. Jerome

The year 3033… will those who have yet to be born from our generation live to see such a time? If so, what will life on earth be like? This time, we present you with a concept to contemplate – a Truth that cuts through all times, places, generations and Governments. Is there enough evidence… Read More ›

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“Manly Men of God” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

There are forces contrary to true manliness and true Christ-likeness coming at us from every angle, ever day. We live in a time when being a virtuous man of God is a constant battle. And yet, ingrained within us is a desire for the greatness which destines us for Heaven. So how are we to… Read More ›

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“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part III: St. Athanasius of Alexandria”

In this third and final talk on the Church Fathers, Fr. Nathan will explore the life and teachings of St. Athanasius of Alexandria. It will begin with an exploration of St. Athanasius’ upbringing and early ecclesiastical career in Alexandria and his famous tract, De Incarnatione. It will then explore St. Athanasius’ role at the Council of… Read More ›

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“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part II: St. Cyril of Jerusalem” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk, Fr. Nathan will explore the life and teachings of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. It will explain the importance of the Holy City of Jerusalem in the life of the Early Church and St. Cyril’s role as the bishop of Jerusalem during the Arian controversy of the 4th Century AD. This talk will also investigate… Read More ›

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“Fasting? What For?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

With the season of Lent now upon us, it is important that we give some consideration to one of the imperatives Jesus left us for growing in holiness. In the well-known gospel passage from which we hear on Ash Wednesday, Jesus commands that we should perform prayer, fasting and almsgiving. People generally understand why intensifying… Read More ›

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“Marriage Built on Bedrock” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

A question for all married couples:  ‘HOW HAS THE POURING OF THE CONCRETE BEEN GOING ALL THESE YEARS?’ For the concrete that reaches down to the bedrock of your marriage is found in the PRAYER LIFE you have been and are continuing to experience in your marriage.  The PRAYER LIFE that you have handed, that you… Read More ›

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“What the Church ACTUALLY Teaches About Same-Sex Attraction” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

There is perhaps a no more divisive issue in our modern times than that of the Catholic Church’s response to homosexuality. Upon visiting a typical high school classroom, the following question will invariably be posed, “Why does the Church hate gay people?” Could it be, that Holy Mother Church, the Spotless Bride of Christ, could… Read More ›

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