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We began Lent last year, and a few weeks into Lent last year churches began to close. It seemed like the whole world began to close; to shut down. Many of you were not able to enter into Lent, that is, enter into Lent going to Mass, and then for that journey toward Easter where we celebrate the Easter joy of the Resurrection.

So, for many people, Lent has become perpetual. We have not had that break where we celebrate Easter together. Easter was celebrated, Holy Week, Easter, the Octave, and the weeks going forward, at home for many people. And still, for many people, in some places they are still locked down, throughout the world. That is sad in many places. It is sad for the Mystical Body of Christ to be somehow separated from the celebration of the Sacraments.

For those of you who may be at home still and not celebrating mass in your churches, your parishes, you are united with us at this altar. And it may be an encouragement to you to go to Mass. Maybe you’re finding yourself a little afraid to go back. We are praying for you that you make that decision. I can guarantee you that most churches are spotless just like our church and clean just like our church. So come back to Mass. Receive the Sacraments.

Quote from Father John Paul Mary’s homily for the First Sunday of Lent
Father Linus Clovis: two by two

(The Gospel According to Saint Luke, 10:1-9) Our Blessed Lord came into the world to save sinners. He came not only for the children of Abraham but also for the whole human race; Jew as well as Gentile. He chose twelve apostles to continue his work. These twelve we know and are familiar with. Initially, […]

February 21, 2021

Father John Paul Mary's homily for the First Sunday of Lent

We are all on a journey toward eternal life. Lent is a small-scale journey compared to that big journey of eternal life, in comparison to that lifelong journey for most people. Lent is a special time during the Liturgical Year where we prepare for the solemn celebration of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our […]

February 21, 2021

Father Ripperger on COVID Vaccine

The following transcript is taking from the Resistance Podcast, episode 143 Steve: Welcome everybody. Steve with Sensus Fidelium coming at you again with Father Ripperger and our friend Ryan Grant. Father, Ryan. Good morning. Whenever, wherever you are. Father: Good morning. Ryan: Good morning. Steve: So today’s topic: we’re talking about vaccinations. That’s obviously the […]

February 14, 2021

Caffrey: The Nuns of Compiegne

(Cross-posted from FaithPilgrims.com) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring […]

February 9, 2021

Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for February 4th, 2021

Today, this celebration, this feast of St. Joseph of Leonessa, helps to highlight something of today’s first reading from Hebrews; namely, this is the primary text where the Bible calls us to have devotion to the saints. And we remember the saints, in general. As a matter of fact, in the Maronite Rite, we just […]

February 7, 2021

Father Linus Clovis: the Lamb of God

The next day, he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, after me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me. I myself did not know him, but for this I […]

February 4, 2021

O Sacrum Convivium, after Communion chant for January 31st Mass / EWTN Choir

The coming of God’s kingdom means the defeat of Satan’s: “If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Jesus’ exorcisms free some individuals from the domination of demons. They anticipate Jesus’ great victory over “the ruler of this world”.

The kingdom of God will be definitively established through Christ’s cross: “God reigned from the wood.”

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Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for January 27th, 2021

Today we are continuing on in Chapter 10 of the letter to the Hebrews. This chapter is pulling together the very rich arguments of the previous nine chapters. He had been setting out step-by-step each of the points that were necessary for them to understand, and that included the divinity of Christ in Chapter 1, […]

January 28, 2021

Father Linus Clovis: the first four Apostles

When we have heard the Gospel proclaimed, we ought constantly to ponder the meaning of what we’ve heard. In this way, we will get to know Our Lord much better. We ought then to familiarize ourselves with him and his work; what he has come to do, in particular, what he’s come to do for […]

January 28, 2021

Father Linus Clovis: Our Lady of La Salette

Today is the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. [September 19th] In the year 1846, Saturday the 19th of September, Our Blessed Lady appeared to two children in the mountains around the village of La Salette. The two children, a boy, Maximin Giraud, and the girl, Mélanie Calvat, were strangers to each other. It […]

January 24, 2021

Can we interpret the sign of the times? 100 years ago, an event, Our Blessed Lady appeared Fatima. She gave a great sign: the sun danced in the sky. What greater sign could we need? Not only did she give the sign but she had actually promised the sign some three months previously, and on the exact date and at the exact time that she said the sign will be given, it was given. A crowd of 70,000 saw it; people from diverse backgrounds, people who were opposed to the apparitions at Fatima, people who knew nothing about the apparitions at Fatima; they were all witnesses to the sign. And the request was made: Consecrate Russia. A simple request; consecrate Russia and she will be converted. If not, she shall spread her errors throughout the world. This simple request was ignored, despite the great sign. And so we are seeing what has happened. The morning has come and the sky is red, and it will be stormy and threatening in our times.

Father Linus Clovis
Father Linus Clovis: the sky is red

At the beginning of the 16th chapter of Saint Matthew’s Gospel, we read, The Pharisees and Sadducees came. And to test him, they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “when it is evening, you say it will be fair weather for the sky is red, and in the morning, […]

January 22, 2021

People don’t want you to know things so they can make decisions for you. They don’t want you to make your own decision based on what you think about. Once I was canceled on the Internet–a live broadcast in which I was praying the Rosary–they canceled it and cut it off, right away. As soon as I prayed for some of our Catholic politicians who are in favor of abortions–as soon as I prayed for them–wham! It was off. This is something we’re going to see more of. And we can expect, it’s not going to be one or other famous public person, it’s going to be everyone and anyone. We have to remember, that is an attack on human dignity.

Father Mitch Pacwa
Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for the Baptism of Jesus

Today, we mark the end of the Christmas season with the Baptism of the Lord. In fact, in the east, Epiphany is associated with the Baptism of the Lord as well as, of course, Christmas and the coming of the Magi. We celebrate this as a distinct feast to mark the beginning of what we […]

January 16, 2021

Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for the Epiphany

Ephesians Chapter 3 is one of a number of places where St. Paul speaks about the mystery of Revelation. He uses this word following the prophet Daniel who, in his revelation of various dreams and other revelations, identifies them as mysteries known only to God. And St. Paul uses that for the even more profound […]

January 13, 2021

Gilbert: the strange comfort of Isaiah

By the rivers of Babylonthere we sat weepingwhen we remembered Zion.On the poplars in its midstwe hung up our harpsFor there our captors asked usfor the words of a song;Our tormentors, for joy:“Sing for us a song of Zion!”But how could we sing a song of the LORDin a foreign land? Psalm 137:1-4 Is this […]

January 3, 2021

Caffrey: Heroic Virtue Part 2, City of God

(Cross-posted from faithpilgrims.com) On August 24 in the year of our Lord 410, a cataclysmic event occurred that many thought could never happen: the sack of Rome! To try and put this historic happening into perspective, think of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 with the imagined “sack” of New York City and Washington, D.C.–combined–and you will have an […]

January 3, 2021

To honor Thomas Becket’s memory, the crimes against people of faith must stop, prisoners of conscience must be released, laws restricting freedom of religion and belief must be repealed, and the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed must be protected. The tyranny and murder that shocked the conscience of the Middle Ages must never be allowed to happen again. As long as America stands, we will always defend religious liberty.

A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith cannot endure — because justice, goodness, and peace cannot prevail without the grace of God.

President Donald Trump