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Fr Maurice: Walking On Waters of Our Fears

Dear Holy People of God, In today’s Gospel, Matthew 14:22-33, the Lord encounters us in an emotion that is much more commonplace: fear. Many things can cause us to be afraid: the fear of the unknown, the fear of tomorrow, the fear that things might not go as I hope, the fear of newness, the […]

August 9, 2020

Spiritual Collaborative Continues Nursing Home Visits In Medford

On Saturday, August 1st, the Medford Catholic Collaborative, a joint effort of groups, Legion of Mary, Prayers For Life, and parishioners of St. Joseph’s in Medford, visited the Glenridge nursing home. It was the groups’ third visit to long-term care facilities in Medford, marking the completion of their stated goal of visiting all such facilities […]

August 6, 2020

Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s Homily for the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome

There are four major basilicas in Rome. One of them is that of St. Mary Major. It was dedicated in August of 431 AD. And it would seem odd that of all the churches, I do not think we celebrate the dedication of St. Peters or St. Paul, but we celebrate this one. And the […]

August 5, 2020

Father Mitch Pacwa’s Homily for July 29th, 2020, the feast of St. Martha

Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Maryto comfort them about their brother [Lazarus, who had died].When Martha heard that Jesus was coming,she went to meet him;but Mary sat at home.Martha said to Jesus,“Lord, if you had been here,my brother would not have died.But even now I know that whatever you ask of […]

July 29, 2020

Prayers and patriotism visit Medford nursing homes

On Sunday, July 19th, members of Legion of Mary and Prayers For Life visited residents of Medford Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to give out red roses, Sacramental medals, American flags, and to say prayers together. This is the second nursing home visit organized by the groups, and a third visit is planned to cover all […]

July 24, 2020

Inbox: improved translation for the new Akita message

It’s been several months since we received from a courier a new message from Sr. Sasagawa, and the world has seen great upheaval since then. And the story continues to receive steady attention. One reader writes in regarding the translation we provided for the new message: I offer an improved translation of part of the […]

July 14, 2020

A Rosary Procession to Medford City Hall

On Sunday, July 12th, in the sweltering heat, the spiritual activist group “Prayers For Life” led a Rosary procession down High Street to Medford’s City Hall. Once at City Hall, the group was joined by Fr Henry, who gave a “strong” blessing for the spiritual well-being of the city and the nation. Participants carried signs, […]

July 13, 2020

Fr Maurice: the fruit of the few

Have you ever thought that these four soil are four aspects of your own life? If you look at the Lord’s explanation of the soil, it becomes possible to personalize the four soils.

July 12, 2020

Fr Maurice: gratitude and burden

There’s so much good that America does in the world, and its important to say that, and remind ourselves of that. And at the same time, there’s too much to be done, and that is why we go to Jesus with all that weighs us down.

July 5, 2020

‘Prayers For Life’ group gathers outside nursing home to pray for residents and staff

Members of the Prayers For Life apostolate gathered on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 14th, in the parking outside of the outside of the Courtyard Nursing Home with images of Our Lady of America and the Divine Mercy to pray the Rosary as part of an effort to lift the spirits of those staying at nursing […]

June 17, 2020

Amid protests, Legion of Mary prays for healing of nation

Members of the Legion of Mary, a group of Marian devotees, stationed themselves near the entrance of Hornell Stadium in Medford MA, where the protests were held on Friday, June 5th, 2020, to pray for the spiritual healing of America. On Thursday, members of the group sprinkled Exorcised Salt around some areas of the stadium, […]

June 6, 2020

McKinnon: diagnosis of a heart

Racism is an ugly symptom. It’s a component and a distinct quality that comprises a much larger problem that’s growing all around us today: Evil. As a lawyer we are trained to get to the heart of the issue as quickly as possible for our clients. And when possible, to resolve “the whole” of their […]

June 3, 2020

Kat: Thanksgiving to The Holy Trinity

The Corona virus is an evil which has caused every people on every continent mind-blowing quandaries and herein pours Christ’s mercy and love. When I jumped in my car I was immediately engaged by Mother Angelica, who said “Jesus Christ pours out His Blessings during hardships and tears…Look for His Blessings.” We are children of hope.  […]

May 29, 2020

Fr Maurice: Jesus as model of leadership

In a certain sense we are all leaders. We have leadership in the church, in society. Political leadership. Society leadership at different levels. Today’s liturgy is the opportunity to learn from the style of leadership of Jesus. The contrast is very stark. The sheep represent dependency, absolute vulnerability. The sheep are the ones that cannot […]

May 3, 2020

Fr Maurice: Leaving Jerusalem

We embark on the journey to Emmaus which is the journey to nowhere. But it is precisely at that point when we are sinking, when nowhere is better than this place, the point of going to nowhere, that the Risen Lord enters the story.

April 26, 2020

Revisiting Valley Forge

In the popular lore of America, George Washington remains the pivotal figure in the foundation of the identity of America, and the idea of the Republic being one nation under God, and being one of prayer, is not without critics. Similarly contested is a story of George Washington at Valley Forge, where he received a […]

April 25, 2020

Fr Maurice: The ABC’s of Mercy

This second Sunday of Easter has matured in our spiritual consciousness as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the second reading of this liturgy, St. Peter praises God, who has given us, thanks to His mercy, a new birth. God’s mercy is a birthing process. It’s like a mother bringing forth a new baby. When Peter writes […]

April 19, 2020

Grace is available to you on Divine Mercy Sunday

For many Catholics, these Sacraments are not presently available. However, what better tribute would it be to pay to God’s Mercy than to trust that Jesus is not hindered by any circumstance from visiting a soul who appeals to His Mercy?

April 19, 2020

The Hope of Nineveh

When considering the new message from Sr. Agnes, Father Heilman offered the following commentary: I’ve been doing very strict fasts since we got [the story of the new message]. I’m taking this very seriously, and we’re trying to do our best to call out to God as the people of Nineveh did, because, you know, […]

April 9, 2020

Tom Caffrey of The 13th Apostle recovers from COVID-19

Tom Caffrey is a co-host, along with Dan Duddy, of The 13th Apostle, which airs on WQPH every Saturday at 11:30 AM. Tom recently contracted the COVID-19 Coronavirus along with members of his family. He shared about this difficult trial on this past Saturday’s show (April 4th), and he graciously agreed to the following interview… […]

April 6, 2020