Category: Grace

Short Catholic Homilies: Perseverance in Prayer
May 6, 2013

Short Catholic Homilies:  Perseverance in Prayer

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Summary:
In this short Catholic Homily we learn why God does not always grant all of our prayers quickly.
“ (Prayer) is like the fall of a tree in the woods under the blows of the axe: the tree will come down, but not at the first, the second, the tenth, or perhaps even the hundredth stroke.”
 
The Full Text of Short Catholic Homily: Perseverance in Prayer
Yet if he shall continue, knocking, I say to you, although he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend; yet because of his importunity he will rise; and give him as many as he needeth.

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Short Catholic Homilies: Reverence for the Holy Name of God
January 20, 2013

Catholic Homily: Reverence for the Holy Name of God

Summary of Catholic Homily
In this homily we first consider that even wretched sinners keep up appearances with God by practicing one of two good things (like abstaining from meat on Friday) or avoiding some particular sin.  …

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Short Catholic Homilies for Epiphany: Following God’s Guidance
January 6, 2013

Catholic Homily For Epiphany: Following God’s Guidance

Summary of Homily
This homily explains how to become like little Children in our relationship with God.  It explains how prayer is the means of spending time with God, listening to his every word in the depths of our heart in silence, the holy scriptures and the councils of the Saints and perfected, the importance of behaving in the same manner that God does, and obedience to our lawful superiors.…

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Short Catholic Homily : 2nd Week of Advent Cowardly Catholics
December 7, 2012

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Summary of Homily
St John the Baptist was praised by Jesus Christ our Lord for not yielding to human respect and preaching the truth.  The homilist points out that if our Lord came back today he would not find this same virtue even among those who are considered “good Christians.”  Our salvation depends on bearing witness to Christ.

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Short Catholic Homilies: Joy in God’s Service
November 8, 2012

Short Catholic Sermon : Joy in Gods Service

Editors Reflection :  Its easy to be grim in a world so afflicted with sin.  Discouragement comes when we fall from temptation and fear when we see how little progress we have made in possessing that true Charity and virtue which our Lord Jesus Christ has demanded of us.…

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Short Catholic Homilies: Catholic Evangelization
November 8, 2012

Short Catholic Sermon : Every Catholic Must Evangelize 
Editors Reflection:  This homily on Catholic Evangelization is over 100 years old, but does not need much adaption for the times today.    One of the terrible consequences of not preaching on Hell and eternal damnation regularly is a loss of the sense of urgency to bring conversion to those in darkness and repentance to those who having the true faith have lost all of their sanctifying grace by falling into grievous sin.…

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Short Catholic Homilies : Forgiving Injuries
October 21, 2012

To forgive offenses willingly is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy, and it is one that we have a lot of opportunity to practice.
“If we bear malice towards anyone, we are not worthy of the name of Christians”  Transcript…
This Traditional Catholic Homily reminds us of what appears to be a most stern requirement, and one that is very at odds with our fallen human nature.  

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