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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
Raymond Cardinal Burke delivered a powerful homily for Saturday’s celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. (Via Alpha News)
Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for December 14th, 2020

Today’s Gospel brings up a problem that occurs throughout humanity–and we certainly see it in our own time; there are people who want to have authority and power but disregard what is true for its own sake. In this case, the chief priests and the elders were in charge of the temple where Our Lord […]

December 14, 2020

Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for Gaudete Sunday

In the Latin rite this is one of the two days in the Church’s year where we wear the rose colored vestments. And this Sunday is known as Guaudete Sunday. More than half of Advent is over, so there is rejoicing because Christmas is getting closer. And I always look forward to that because it […]

December 13, 2020

Michael Davies on Modernism

The subject of my talk this evening is Modernism. It’s a word with which we’ll all be familiar, and which some of you will have used from time to time, applying it no doubt to some priest or nun who has scandalized you with a statement or an action that has outraged your sense of […]

December 12, 2020

Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for December 9th

Today we celebrate that the Lord chose Juan Diego a native American and Native Mexican in those days. And he was chosen contrary to any of his own desires or interest to see the Blessed Mother. One of the important things is that it was a miraculous experience where the image of the Blessed Mother […]

December 10, 2020

Pro-Life activists gather for a “Jericho Walk” around the Massachusetts State House to protest the radical abortion bill heading for the Governor’s desk.
With prayers and a cross of roses, citizens urge governor to veto radical abortion bill

December 5th, Boston, in the freezing rain, pro-life citizens gathered to pray in front of the Massachusetts State House, bringing with them over on thousand roses, which they arranged into the shape of a cross at the gate and covered the steps on each side. Participants are uniting to urge Governor Baker to veto Bill […]

December 5, 2020

Repeatedly, Scripture teaches us that death is God’s enemy. We have to remember that today. Because we see governments using death as their ally, whether it be the Nazis, who want to eliminate peoples that they think are inferior, so they use death as their ally, or Communist and Socialist governments who want to use death as an ally to eliminate anybody who disagrees with them–and they killed more than the Nazis.

People in our own society who want those who interfere–with my environmental concerns, my concerns for career–if they are in my way, I have to use my ally, death. And politicians buy into that. You see over and over again how they want to use death as their friend. But they are making friends with God’s enemy. This is what they do when they want euthanasia, abortion, elimination, rounding up their enemies, all of those things. They are making God’s enemy their ally.

Father Mitch Pacwa
Father Mitch Pacwa's homily for December 2nd

It is always important for us to remember, as we enter into this season of Advent, that it’s part of a bookend celebration. At the end of the liturgical year, we were reading text about the Final Judgment and the end of the world. At the beginning of the liturgical year, we do it again […]

December 2, 2020

Fulton Sheen: The Fourth Great Crisis in the Church

In this conference, I’m going to tell you about the way the world is going, and what we may expect, and what we should do. First of all, we are at the end of Cristendom. Now, not Christianity, not the Church. Remember, what I am saying. We’re at the end of Christendom. What is Christendom? […]

November 16, 2020