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

April 15, 2015

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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“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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“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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“Miracles of the Eucharist” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The greatest gift our Lord left His Church was the enduring gift of His very self, truly, really and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. Nothing could surpass the enormity of this sacrament, but miracles down through the ages have often been granted by God in order to bolster our faith. In this talk, delivered… Read More ›

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“Glamourizing Evil: The Dangers & A Catholic Response” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

With our culture’s favoured feast of Halloween only a few days behind us, it is appropriate to carefully consider a dynamic which is not the doing of Halloween but is frequently embodied by it. Evil being presented as good or innocent is a lethal injection into all times and places. It surrounds us constantly every… Read More ›

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“Why Miracles?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

As a follow-up to the talk, “What are Miracles?”, delivered to the home school students of the bi-annual Youth4Truth Conference, Fr. Cristino now explores the question,  “Why Miracles?” Why doesn’t God just make things work out well in the first place and so eliminate any need for miracles? Are there other benefits that flow from God’s… Read More ›

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“What are Miracles?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

We use the word ‘miracle’ pretty loosely to mean everything from a surprise to supernatural activity. But, what are miracles? Do they even exist? Can everything be explained away by science? How much hope should we place in miracles happening? These topics are addressed in this talk delivered to the home school students of the bi-annual… Read More ›

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Eagerly Have I Desired To Share This Meal With You: Understanding the Holy Mass- Lesson 5

The most important thing we do in the life of prayer and worship as Catholics is to celebrate the Eucharist. In the last 50 years, an alarming decline in the percentage of Mass attendance has plagued North America. Could it be that we have grown to ignore or count as irrelevant the single most powerful… Read More ›

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Eagerly Have I Desired To Share This Meal With You: Understanding the Holy Mass- Lesson 4

The most important thing we do in the life of prayer and worship as Catholics is to celebrate the Eucharist. In the last 50 years, an alarming decline in the percentage of Mass attendance has plagued North America. Could it be that we have grown to ignore or count as irrelevant the single most powerful… Read More ›

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Eagerly Have I Desired To Share This Meal With You: Understanding the Holy Mass- Lesson 3

The most important thing we do in the life of prayer and worship as Catholics is to celebrate the Eucharist. In the last 50 years, an alarming decline in the percentage of Mass attendance has plagued North America. Could it be that we have grown to ignore or count as irrelevant the single most powerful… Read More ›

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