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Tag: Pope Francis

“What A Beautiful Name” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This keynote address was delivered at the annual Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) Founders’ Dinner in Vancouver, BC on October 21, 2018.  “What a Beautiful Name” PDF Version

“Carmelite Retreat- Day 1: Mary & ‘Our Lady of Mt. Carmel'” – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

Mary, Mother of the Church

“Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion [to Mary as Mother of the Church] might encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother… Read More ›

“It’s a Dangerous Business Frodo…” Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) “It’s a Dangerous Business Frodo…”  PDF Version Homily for Corpus Christi (2018) On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Holy Eucharist, which we receive during the Holy Mass within the safety of a church building (or a temporary home such as our school gym) and… Read More ›

“Miserando Atque Eligendo” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was delivered at St. Luke’s Parish, Calgary, on the occasion of their “Priest Appreciation Weekend”. Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday – (Jn. 20: 19-31) “Miserando Atque Eligendo” PDF Version

Mary: Embodiment of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness

Mary: Embodiment of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness  It’s only fitting that we end by reflecting on our Blessed Mother, the means through which God chose to reveal His Beauty, Truth and Goodness to the world. Now, what do I mean by this? Two things, really. In bearing Jesus, Mary quite literally embodied Beauty, Truth, and… Read More ›

“Saintly Pontiffs and Caesar” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mt 22:15-21) “Saintly Pontiffs and Caesar” PDF Version Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (2017): Mt 22:15-21 On July 5th, 2013, Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, as saints of the Universal Catholic Church. Rarely had two popes lived… Read More ›

“The Keymaster” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time “The Keymaster” PDF Version

A Confession Primer for Cradle Catholics (and the rest of us!)

I’ve come to love and appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the years, but it wasn’t always that way. For a long time, I suffered from “confession avoidance” and had all the accompanying excuses: I don’t really need to go… I’ll feel embarrassed… I forget how this works… Confession? Who has time?… What do I… Read More ›

“Heaven Without Repentance?” – Homily by Fr Nathan

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mt 4:12-23) “Heaven Without Repentance?”  PDF Version