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  • Ahaz, Isaiah And The Call Of The Virgin

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 15, 2018
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    We need to listen to His word, and say with Mary, “I am the servant of the Lord, let His will be done in my life.”

  • The Essence Of Joy As We Prepare For The Savior's Birth

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 13, 2018
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     | 520 views

    Bring the Holy Family into the inn. Make your kindness known to everyone.

  • Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 9, 2018
     | 367 views

    We will ask God to “teach us to judge wisely the things of earth, and hold firm to the things of heaven.”

  • Light In The Spiritual Darkness Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 8, 2018
     | 270 views

    Our Lord forever is pouring out on us His grace and goodness so that we will learn to do the same thing for Him and for other people.

    Feast of St. Lucy 2018 The constant temptation human beings face is to turn God’s intention for man upside down. Instead of us following the plan to be remade into God’s image, we are constantly trying the impossible. We attempt to remake God in our own image–venal and selfish and cruel and ...read more

  • Saint Nicholas And The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 2, 2018
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    Let’s take this story as a challenge to become more compassionate to the destitute, and provide for their education, food and shelter so they may grow spiritually, physically and emotionally in Christ.

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent 2018 Beginning any new liturgical season, we try to shake off our slumber and be more present to the Lord whom we worship. We know that we must change so that we can become more like Jesus and Mary, and so we listen to the Word of God with particular attention. ...read more

  • Jeremiah, Jesus And Our Evangelical Call Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 2, 2018
     | 194 views

    This Advent, try to spend more time and effort and even money in preparing yourself and helping others to welcome the Lord at Christmas than you spend on presents.

    First Sunday of Advent 2018 Jeremiah has to be one of the saddest prophets of any age of the Hebrew people. His message could be summarized in one word–disaster. It was a disaster for the people who were delivered from Egypt by God through Moses, who were led through the desert, given the land of ...read more

  • Persecution Is Easier To Relate To Today Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 25, 2018
     | 226 views

    We in the Church are under constant assault by politicians, so-called comedians and the mass media. Today we quite easily relate to the readings from the Lectionary. God almighty, come to our aid!

    Thursday after Christ the King 2018 There was a time in my on life that Fr. Richard Neuhaus called “the Catholic moment,” a time when being Catholic seemed to be the best thing in the world. We had a Catholic president, a pope, now a saint, who had called a Council at the Vatican with the task of ...read more

  • We Hope Until The End

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 18, 2018
     | 171 views

    When a change strikes you as bad, even unbearable, pray for the virtue of hope, and accept it. God will never fail to give you that gift.

    Last Sunday After Pentecost 2018 Extraordinary Form Let’s listen to the words of St. Paul again, beginning a couple of verses earlier than you have in your missals: We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ ...read more

  • Giving Thanks, But Not For Politics

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 18, 2018
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    We may be tempted to look only at the secular gifts we might consider gracious benefits of God. But they pale by comparison to God's spiritual gifts.

  • When The Cockle Grows With The Wheat

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 10, 2018
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    God does not want anyone to perish. So He showers His blessings, His graces on all the field, and the merits of His Son enable us to become pure wheat, either in this life or after it .

    25th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 “And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’” In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. We have a bush of confederate ...read more

  • Saving Science From Itself Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 10, 2018
     | 162 views

    We should look to Albert the Great for inspiration for scientists to work within the divine plan for the real good of humans.

    Thursday of the 32nd Week in Course 2018 St. Albert the Great When is the kingdom of God coming? I’ve always been impressed by the number of Protestant preachers who speculate that we are literally in the last days, that Jesus is coming within the next year, or two years, or five years. It’s like ...read more

  • Only When Connected To Our Lord Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 4, 2018
     | 186 views

    In a real sense, St. Paul was the sheep that was lost, and Jesus left the heavens to seek him out and find him and turn him toward the truth.

    Thursday of 31st Week in Course At some point in the life of every Catholic theologian, like Saint Paul there comes a time of high clarity. St. Paul’s moment was a time when he realized that all his elevated Jewish theology was just a waste of time. In fact, in the light of Christ’s suffering and ...read more

  • Christ Saves In A Perilous Storm Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 4, 2018
     | 197 views

    Jesus entered the boat; Jesus is the master of the Church. The disciples–that’s you and I–we follow Him into the boat.

    24th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 “At that time, Jesus entered into the boat, and His disciples followed Him.” In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. The stories of the Holy Gospel are interesting reading in themselves, and sometimes even exciting. Here we have the tale of Jesus and ...read more

  • All The Saints, Known And Unknown Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 27, 2018
     | 252 views

    Saint John tells us we can’t be certain what we’ll be then, but we will be like Our Lord because our eyes will be so mature that we will see Him as He really is. And what a sight that will be!

    All Saints’ Day 2018 The divine intent from the beginning was to make human beings in the image and likeness of God, but with a difference. We were meant to be as pure, selfless, single-minded, giving and loving as the Trinity, but to be that incarnation of God in a material world. Satan, whose ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Of Witness And Division Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 21, 2018
     | 288 views

    The Spirit empowers, but the Spirit also divides. Because the Holy Spirit causes us to change our lives, and to summon our family and friends to the Christian way of life, conflict often emerges in relationships.

    Thursday of the 29th Week in Course 2018 The phrase, “fire that Our Lord came to cast down upon the earth” is reminiscent of an encounter Jesus had in his earthly life with James and John, sons of Zebedee. Some town had refused hospitality to Jesus and the disciples, so those two asked Jesus for ...read more