In our first homily in our series for lent we are reminded of that we are great debtors to God because of the multitude of our sins and are exhorted to fasting and abstinence.
…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.
…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.
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.…
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.…
Praying for the dead is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy.
We lose nothing, dear brethren, by praying for them; be assured we are rather the gainers, for not only do they pray for us, but more— our charity towards them deepens in our souls our love for God, and makes us thirst the more after virtue and holiness, and wins for us a higher place in heaven and a brighter crown of everlasting glory.…
20th Week after Pentecost
THE VALUE OF TIME.…
Redeeming the time. — Ephesians 5:16
There is a precious treasure, my dear brethren, which is always partly, but only partly, in our possession. Now and then we wake up to the conviction how valuable it is.
These traditional Catholic sermons from the 1800s are very hard hitting. Its nice to hear priests speak as fathers who value the souls of their children.
In this sermon, our homilist points out one of the basic tenets of our Faith : that you can never do evil that good might come of it.…
Why would short sermons that commenced over a century ago still be worthwhile to hear today? To use an old cliche, “the more things change the more they stay the same”. The Apostolic Faith of our Fathers has been passed down to us and as such what holds true to previous generations holds true to us. …