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

Tag: Truth

“What Were the 90’s? Communicating the Gospel to a New Generation” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the young man gathered as part of the annual God Squad Men’s Conference held at St. Peter’s Parish, Calgary. Addressing a group of youth who were all born in the new millennium, Fr. Cristino considers the implications of becoming evangelists in a modern era which knows little of the eras… Read More ›

“Forming Spiritual Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Following upon the previous talk, building upon the foundation of authentic moral leadership, we turn our attention at the same Compass Lethbridge Young Adults retreat to the topic of spiritual leadership. Striving to master human virtue in daily living, we can then grow in the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Forming Spiritual Leaders… Read More ›

Proud to be Catholic

My husband, Henry, and I recently had the privilege of serving as co-chairs for the Bishop’s Dinner in Calgary, Alberta. It’s an annual gathering, and this year the focus was on raising funds to support and empower young people. The event was sold out, and when I arrived, I found myself surrounded by close to… Read More ›

In Search of the Holy Spirit

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to heaven.” – St. Ephrem the Syrian, Doctor of the Church (306-373) Although the chocolate is long gone and the decorations have been packed away, it… Read More ›

Why Catholicism is… AWESOME! – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Often times religious faiths are regarded as one of many possibilities. If nothing is actually true, good, or beautiful though, what is the purpose of choosing one over another? This talk hopes to establish several very compelling reasons to believe that Catholicism is not just a nice possibility but a faith worth practicing with virtuous… Read More ›

“Religion & Science: Which Leads and Which Serves?” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the context of the annual conference of the Religious and Moral Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Based upon the readings assigned for that day in which our Lord declares that He came to serve and not be served, Fr. Cristino examines… Read More ›

“A Life Transfigured by the Eucharist” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

In this, the fifth and final talk in our Eucharistic Miracles, Fr. Jerome prophesies that a day comes for us all when following the unfolding of events at work in life, we will find our soul stranded upon the edge of a sea shore that stretches into eternity. On that day, we stand in the… Read More ›

“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 ›

“The Primacy of Peter – Do You Love Me?” – Homily by Fr. Jerome

“It was here that He, from whose fingertips tumbled forth planets and stars, first laid eyes on who would soon come to carry the TORCH of TRUTH to Nations around the world! It was here that Jesus saw Simon casting his net into the sea… It was here that he was called… “Simon, come and… Read More ›

2014 – Fr. Jerome’s Homily Archives

Fr. Jerome’s Homilies of the Liturgical Year  1st Sunday of Advent (Matthew 24:37-44) “Choose Your Own Adventure”  PDF Version 2nd Sunday of Advent (Matthew 3:1-12) “The Mighty Oak of God” PDF Version  3rd Sunday of Advent (Matthew 11:2-11)“Purpose and Mission” PDF Version Christmas (Luke 2:1-16) “WHY and So What?”  PDF Version  The Holy Family (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23)… Read More ›