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America is at the crossroads too, the crossroads of a suffering world that is undergoing a crucifixion of Communism. And the long arm of providence is reaching out to America and is saying to America, “take up that cross–that cross of all the starving people of the world–take it up, bear it.” And America is presently carrying that cross.

Our great country does not know whose cross it is carrying. Actually, we are carrying a nobler cross that we know. We are bearing a nobler cross then we deserve. We have already saved the world from the Swastika, that would cross-out the cross and make a double cross. Now we must save the world from the hammer on the sickle. The hammer that would re-crucify men, and a sickle that would cut immature wheat in order that it would never be the Bread of Life.

And America’s role is to change these symbols so that, one day, men will carry hammers erect, and these hammers will look like crosses as they parade in the name of God. And the sickle will look like the moon under the Lady’s feet, to whom these broadcasts were dedicated, to bring you to God and to make Americans love one another unto the betterment of the world and a peace of human souls.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s homily for Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Today we celebrate two martyrs: St. Cornelius, who is pope of Rome and St. Cyprian who was the bishop of the city of Carthage, which is on the coast of North Africa; a very ancient city from the 800s BC that have been destroyed by the Romans and remade then into a Roman city. It […]

September 20, 2020

Fr Ripperger: Levels of Spiritual Warfare

The above video is provided by the Sensus Fidelium apostlate. The following transcript is provided by WQPH. I tell people that I’m becoming famous just by telling everybody what the saints say. You don’t have to say anything original or phenomenal, you just have to tell people this is what the saints say and everybody […]

September 16, 2020

“The greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice. Forgiveness does not replace justice.”

Pope Benedict XVI
Peter Ingemi talks Election Year topics

We caught up with Mass native and long-time friend of WQPH, Peter Ingemi, host of Your Prayer Intentions (airs on Saturdays at noon), and blogger at datechguyblog.com, for his thoughts on this unusual election year, what’s at stake for the country, and the Christian culture in America. You can follow Peter on Twitter at @DaTechGuyblog. […]

September 15, 2020

 Ground Zero Cross at the World Trade Center site
Ask Father Maurice: “The Way” and the “Nazarene sect” mentioned in Acts

In the New Testament we hear Jesus saying “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” After Jesus’s Resurrection, the Apostles were teaching and the words “the Way,” or the “Nazarene sect” are used in referencing Jesus’s teachings of the resurrection and salvation. It is not familiar to me. Does this text appear in any of the Sunday readings (A, B, C years)?

September 11, 2020

Gilbert: really hopeful things

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about hope–just the simple idea of it. Of course, we need hope more than ever today, but more importantly, we need real hope, which is to say: we need hope in real things. A year ago, it would have been a more difficult point to make–the idea of hoping […]

September 10, 2020

“Now we have to look at our society today and as there are those forces that say no to this, especially in the universities; is that rejection of The Word of God making more beauty to emanate from such people? Is it making more building-up to serve the needs of other people? Is this what we see going on on our streets for those who desecrate the statues?”

Father Mitch Pacwa

Ask Father Maurice: “the tables on which was the bread of the Presence”

In the Old Testament, there is a line which says “the tables on which was the bread of the Presence.” Is this about bread given to honor God’s presence?

September 6, 2020

Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s homily for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon.Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever,and they interceded with him about her.He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her.She got up immediately and waited on them. At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseasesbrought them to him.He laid […]

September 3, 2020

Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s homily for Tuesday, August 26th, 2020

Jesus said,“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside,but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.Even so, on the outside you appear righteous,but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You build […]

August 26, 2020

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