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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.  

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

This traditional catholic homily points out that many people cling to one or two pious practices or avoid certain sins in order to “keep up appearances with God.” We are warned that Blasphemy which is possible for even a sinner to avoid is common, and that Gods vengeance on blasphemers is often sudden death.

Text of Short Catholic Homilies : The Catholic Home
January 12, 2013

This traditional catholic homily illustrates the holiness of Catholic home life. It uses the comparison of a Priest’s duty at the altar with the duty of the parents to show the sacredness and the seriousness of the obligation that spouses have to each other and their children.  

Text of Short Catholic Homilies: The Joy of Christmas
December 31, 2012

This traditional catholic homily speaks of why we are joyous at Christmas. How unlike Easter which is the triumphant of Christ of Death in great glory, Christmas is divine condescension to men and an invitation to Love God as he loves us.

The Text for Short Catholic Homilies for Advent: The Fruits of Repentance
December 23, 2012

In this Traditional Catholic Sermon we are exhorted that after confessing our sins with sorrow we must make firm resolutions to avoid the life of sin. It encourages frequent confession and communion to bring forth the fruit of repentance and points out the burden which those who have found their joy in evil have in preserving in a sinless life.

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

In this Traditional Catholic Sermon we speak of the virtue of St John the Baptist contrasted with that of a cowardly Catholic.  These “fair weather”  Catholics while practicing many virtues and avoiding sin will not defend the Honor of God and suffer immensely from the vice of human respect.  

Text of Homily for 1st Week of Advent: St John the Baptist
December 3, 2012

Catholic Short Sermon for Advent : St John the Baptist
The angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John ; and thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth.

The Desert Fathers: Voluntary Poverty
November 25, 2012

Introduction and Disclaimer
These stories are taken from The Paradise or garden of the holy fathers which was compiled and translated by St Anthansius Archbishop of Alexandria, St Jerome, and others.  We are using a translation of these works by Ernest A Wallas.  

Text of Short Catholic Homilies: Evangelization and Example
November 16, 2012

Catholic Evangelization Homily:
The Importance of Evangelizing… (click on link to hear homily)
The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened. — Matthew 13:33
The kingdom of heaven, my dear friends, means, as you know, in this as well as in many other of our Lord’s parables, not God’s kingdom in the next world, but in this—that is, his holy Catholic Church.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha : The Lily at the Foot of the Cross Part 9
October 25, 2012

A True Spouse of Jesus Christ

Saint Kateri meets some nuns and plans to start her own convent.  When the convent idea is not able to work, she persists in asking to take a vow of virginity. 
Reflections on Chapter: After taking her vow of perpetual virginity Saint Kateri finally feels free.  …

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily at the Foot of the Cross Part 6
October 18, 2012

A Journey and a new Companion
Her escape with Hot Ashes; arrival at the Iroquois colony, and introduction to the Priests there. A spiritual friend, Anastasia, and her growth in holiness.
May God Bless those friends that he puts in our path that help us grow in holiness.  …

Saint Kateri Takekwitha: Lily at the Foot of the Cross Part 4
October 13, 2012

A New Name and a New Life
Kateri’s encounter with Father de Lamberville when she was 18.  Her fervent conversion and her early baptism.

After a year of desiring and striving to be given the opportunity for baptism in a chapel adorned with Elk skins and wildflowers out humble maiden receives the life giving waters of baptism surrounded by her kinsmen.…

Transcript For: Short Catholic Homilies Lying
October 6, 2012

19th Sunday After Pentecost
Wherefore, putting away lying, speak ye the truth every man with his neighbor. Ephesians 4:25
Of all the vicious habits into which we are prone to fall, there is none more common, and none more miserable, mean, and contemptible, than this one of which the Apostle here speaks.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Part 1: The Martyrdom of St Isaac Jogues and the Birth of the Christian Iroquois.
October 6, 2012

Introduction :  The Brutal Martyrdom of Isaac Jogues, The Brutal Martyrdom of the Roman Martyrs, The worship of false Gods and the Light of Christianity

Click Here to Download the Entire Catholic Audiobook on Mp3 : St. Kateri the Lily at the Foot of the Cross…
In this chapter of our Catholic Audiobook we learn of heroic Martyrdom of St Isaac Jogues at the hands of the pagan Native Americans.