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

Tag: Reconciliation

“The Unforgivable Sin” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Gen 3:8-15; Mk 3:20-35) “The Unforgivable Sin”  PDF Version 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Gen 3:8-15; Mk 3:20-35 After the great feasts of Pentecost, the Most Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi, we move into the longest portion of the Liturgical Year known as Ordinary Time. As we restart… Read More ›

“The Apostles’ First Reconciliation” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Jn 20:13-31) “The Apostles’ First Reconciliation”  PDF Version Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018) (Jn 20:19-31) During the 50 days that Our Risen Lord spent on earth before His Ascension into heaven, we learn from the Gospels and the letters of St. Paul that… Read More ›

St. Gertrude the Great

Born: June 6, 1256, at Eisleben, Germany Died: November 17, 1302 Canonized: 1677, by Pope Clement XII Feast Day: November 16 Patronage: West Indies, gardeners, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor, the mentally ill, and travelers in search of lodging. “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of… Read More ›

“By His Wounds You Are Healed” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (1 Pet 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31) “By His Wounds You Are Healed” PDF Version

“Heaven Without Repentance?” – Homily by Fr Nathan

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

“Forgiveness and Reconciliation with God is not a Feeling” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

It has to be the Greatest Pitfall of all time. The idea that we must wait until we “feel better” about a person or situation before we believe that we have obtained and or reach that point where true forgiveness happens. Jesus Christ suspended between heaven and earth from piercing nails on the cross teaches us… Read More ›

10 Secrets of Confession

Every now and then you hear these stories about people returning to confession after, like, 10 years. While it’s truly beautiful to see, I’m always curious what finally prompted them to go…and what it was that kept them away for so long! I think if all Catholics knew the secrets of confession, they’d make it… Read More ›

Should we tell someone who has offended us that they are forgiven?

Q. Is it necessary to tell or communicate in any form or way to the person who has offended you that he is forgiven? A. My seminary rector once asked me, “What are the 3 theological virtues?” I responded, “Faith, hope and charity.” He then asked me, “And which is the greatest?” I replied, “Charity?”… Read More ›