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“Why Miracles?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

October 22, 2014

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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Eagerly Have I Desired To Share This Meal With You: Understanding the Holy Mass- Lesson 2

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 1

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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“The Many Fruits of Christian Marriage” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to a group of married couples at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary’s outreach group to couples struggling with infertility, Fertilitas. In this talk, Fr. Cristino considers how else married couples could view fruitfulness in their marriage in addition to having children, particularly when it becomes clear that giving birth to biological… Read More ›

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“Vocational Discernment & the Virtue of Chastity” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

We have all faced the age old question, “What am I going to be when I grow up?” An interesting trend that has been developing among this generation is the phenomenon of growing up, but still not knowing what one is doing. Among young, practical Catholics these days, there is a tendency to be in… Read More ›

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“Faith Without Works is Dead” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This passage of the Epistle of St. James has serious implications for believers. It is easy to say that we believe in God and love Him, but how do we show that? How do we let our love for Him transform our daily living? In this talk delivered to the university students on a UCCC… Read More ›

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