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Father Linus Clovis: Kingdom Divided

Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled. But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beel′zebul, the prince of demons”; while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their […]

Father Zifac: the stone is rolled away

Cross-posted from the Benedict XVI Institute for Africa Mary Magdalen and the other women, some of Jesus’ most devoted disciples, who followed Jesus in Galilee and provided for him as his benefactors, the same women who watched as Jesus was crucified and died on Friday, who followed and saw where his dead body was laid […]

Father Linus Clovis: courage in tribulation

At that time, when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea and Jesus alone on the land and seeing his disciples straining at the oars, for the wind that was against them, about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea. And he would […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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