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

Tag: Salvation

“Holy Water: Use It!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Tit 2:11-14, 9-11; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22) “Holy Water: Use It!” PDF Version Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C (2019): Tit 2:11-14, 9-11; Lk 3:15-16; 21-22 If the primary and quintessential purpose of baptism is to forgive sins, first and foremost Original Sin which every single… Read More ›

“The Origins of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In this brief meditation, preached as part of the Advent Mission to the parish of St. Rita’s in Rockyford, Fr. Cristino explains how this popular Advent hymn came to be; and how hidden within the Latin text is a comforting message meant to bring our Advent preparation to a hopeful close. The Origins of ‘O… Read More ›

“Storing Up Treasure In Heaven” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30) “Storing Up Treasure in Heaven”  PDF Version Homily for the 33rd Sunday in OT, Year A (2017): 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 The 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time is unofficial known among some priests and seminarians as “The End of the World Sunday.” The reason being… Read More ›

St. John the Baptist

Born: Late 1st Century BC (Judea) Died: AD 31-36 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: 1720, by Pope Clement XI Feast Day: June 24 (Birth) and August 29th (Beheading) Attributes: Camel-skin robe, cross, lamb, scroll with words “Ecce Agnus Dei”, platter with own head, pouring water from hands or scallop shell   Prophecy spoken 500 years before the birth… Read More ›

“Heaven Without Repentance?” – Homily by Fr Nathan

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

“Finding Beauty in Suffering” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The gravest threat to faith and the leading cause of atheism throughout the history of humanity is what some have termed “the problem of evil.” Why is there suffering in a world created by an all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful God? Why do the innocent suffer at all? These are hard questions to which there are no… Read More ›

“What Happens During Baptism?” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord “What Happens During Baptism?”    PDF Version  

Divine Mercy Sunday

(John 20:19-31) Each year, we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on the second Sunday of Easter. It is a day to reflect on the incredible love and mercy of God. Established by Pope John Paul II in response to revelations received by St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, he canonized this humble, Polish nun on the… Read More ›

Closet Catholic

When we bought our oldest daughter a crucifix as a gift last year, she joked that it was time to finally “come out” to her friends at law school. Up to this point, she’d never really let on that she was a practicing Catholic. I get this. It’s a bold statement to say that you’re… Read More ›

“Relevant Church?” – Something Needs to Change

We’ve all heard it before and some of us are saying it now: “The Church needs to get with the times!” That’s right – the Church ABSOLUTELY does need to get with the time in which she finds herself living in. Find out who the Church is, what she has become and who’s gotta get… Read More ›