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  • Pope Benedict XV . . . Poor Preaching Responsible For Fall Back Into Paganism

    02/16/2014 6:02:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | February 12, 2014 | PAUL LIKOUDIS
    Pope Benedict XV . . . Poor Preaching Responsible For Fall Back Into Paganism February 12, 2014 Frontpage No Comments By PAUL LIKOUDISThe horror of World War I, preoccupied with massive humanitarian projects on behalf of widows, orphans, and prisoners of war, engaged in intense diplomatic initiatives to defend the rights of the Church in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Pope Benedict XV issued an encyclical Humani Generis Redemptionem on June 15, 1917, which blamed ineffective preaching by priests for the decline in morals and civilization’s backsliding into paganism. Pope Benedict reminded bishops that their foremost duty is...
  • Archbishop: Boring sermons are “unfair to God, unfair to the people”

    11/06/2013 11:07:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 11-6-2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    When was the last time you heard an archbishop discuss preaching this way: Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged Catholic priests to always prepare and think carefully about the content of their homilies, saying delivering “boring” sermons is unjust to God and the churchgoers. deliver better quality preaching. These included, he said, their failure to prepare for the liturgy. Drawing from his own experience, Villegas attributed his long and winding homilies to his failure to “know my people well.” “In other words, I was speaking about hunger when I did not feel the hunger myself. I was speaking about death,...
  • Archbishop Charles Chaput Video Clips on ROKU Streaming TV [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2013 9:44:07 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 5 replies
    Archbishop Charles Chaput, currently of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, sees some things a bit differently than I do at times (such as amnesty for illegal immigrants), but I believe he is a sincere, honest, honorable, holy Bishop, and I respect him immensely, and always try to pay attention to what he has to say or write. (He reminds me a little of David going up against Goliath in his new assignment in Philadelphia, with all the problems they've had there!) With that in mind, I wanted to share a link with "ROKU Streaming TV" users, where you can add the...
  • Vatican Reports Discovery of Ancient Documents (Origen)

    06/12/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Vatican newspaper reported Tuesday that 29 previously unpublished homilies said to be the work of one of the most important and prolific early church fathers have been discovered in a German library. The 3rd Century theologian Origen of Alexandria is considered to have played a critical role in the development of Christian thought. Pope Benedict XVI, himself a theologian, dedicated two of his 2007 weekly church teaching sessions to the importance of Origen's life and work. Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that despite Origen's importance, few of his original texts remain in part because he was condemned by the...
  • Flowery (Palm) Sunday

    04/04/2007 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Balt · 182+ views
    [OK, here's one more post for Holy Week. It's a Palm Sunday homily from last year.] We all, IÂ’m sure, look forward to Holy Week with a certain degree of anticipation: we are about to relive drama of salvation, to celebrate the holy events which achieved our redemption and made the forgiveness of our sins possible. Liturgically, we look forward to the whole cycle of the Holy Week services, with all of their rich and profoundly moving symbolism, all culminating in the feast of feasts, the glorious Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The week, as we...
  • An Awesome Homily on Divine Mercy Sunday by Father Edmond Kline

    06/07/2006 3:05:52 PM PDT · by warriorforourlady · 2 replies · 123+ views
    6/7/2006 | warriorforourlady
    Divine Mercy Sunday Year A- Death of Pope John Paul II (2005) Today, if Jesus would stand before us, he would say, “Be not be Afraid”, “Peace be with You!” Today, the Church, and the world mourns, the loss of Pope John Paul II, who died yesterday. One of the greatest popes, in the history of the Church, he passed into eternal life. And now, we feel abandoned. For us, now is a time of great sadness, but also a time, to celebrate God’s gift of mercy, on this feast of Divine Mercy, given to us, by this future saint:...
  • An Awesome Homily on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Father Edmond Kline

    06/07/2006 10:35:25 AM PDT · by warriorforourlady · 9 replies · 3,444+ views
    6/7/2006 | warriorforourlady
    May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised adored and loved with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world unto the end of time! Today, Holy Mother Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the 1600’s, Our Blessed Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary revealing His Sacred Heart and requesting the establishment of the Feast, the Friday after Corpus Christi, in order to make reparation for sins, which offend His Sacred Heart. In the first reading, Moses told the people, “the Lord set His heart on you...
  • A Homily on the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

    06/06/2006 12:33:46 PM PDT · by warriorforourlady · 10 replies · 282+ views
    http://www.desertvoice.excerptsofinri.com ^ | 6/6/2006 | warriorforourlady
    Monday September 12, 2005 Most Holy Name of Mary Reading (1 Timothy 2:1-8) Gospel (St. Luke 7:1-10) In the first reading today, Saint Paul tells Timothy that there is only one mediator between God and men, and that is the man Jesus Christ. The reason why Jesus is the sole mediator between God and us is because He alone is both God and man. He is fully God and He is fully man, consequently, He has one foot in each camp, if you want to think of it that way. The mediator is the go-between, the one who can operate...
  • Homilies on the Feast of Saints Joachim and Ann

    06/05/2006 3:30:47 PM PDT · by warriorforourlady · 2 replies · 140+ views
    http://www.desertvoice.excerptsofinri.com ^ | 6/5/2006 | warriorforourlady
    Thursday July 26, 2001 Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading (Sirach 44:1, 10-15) Gospel (St. Matthew 13:16-17) As we celebrate today the feast of Saints Joachim and Ann, we see the critical importance of the role of parents because these are the people that God raised up to bring Our Lady into the world, to raise her, to teach her, and to prepare her soul so that she would be able to be the Mother of God. They did not know, when they were raising her, that she was going to be the mother of the Messiah; yet, at the...
  • Homilies on Our Lady of Sorrows

    06/03/2006 4:06:43 PM PDT · by warriorforourlady · 4 replies · 854+ views
    http://www.desertvoice.excerptsofinri.com ^ | 6/3/2006 | warriorforourlady
    Wednesday September 15, 2004 Our Lady of Sorrows Reading (Hebrews 5:7-9) Gospel (St. Luke 2:33-35) Today as we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, it comes the day after the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. Even though we know that Our Lord has triumphed victoriously through His Cross and Resurrection, nonetheless, the pain and the anguish in which Our Lady would have been suffering as she stood at the foot of the Cross is certainly recognized and celebrated. It is celebrated for a very particular reason, first of all, because she became our mother at the...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE HOLY CROSS

    05/15/2006 2:42:41 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Friday September 14, 2001 Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading I (Numbers 21:4b-9) Reading II (Philippians 2:6-11) Gospel (St. John 3:13-17) Today, as we celebrate this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Our Lord reminds us that the very purpose for which He came into the world was to save the world. And there is only one means by which the world is going to be saved: that is, the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross stands as the center point of all world history. When we consider the Cross, Saint Paul reminds us that we are to glory...
  • Homilies Preached by Father Altier on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/14/2006 4:06:48 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 202+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/14/2006 | MILESJESU
    Conceived Without Sin Saturday September 8, 2001 Birth of the Virgin Mary Reading (Romans 8:28-30) Gospel (St. Matthew 1:1-23) This homily was given at a Poor Clare Monastery in Central Minnesota Today we celebrate a most beautiful feast: the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the Church's calendar there are only three times in the year that we celebrate anyone's birthday; that is, the three people that were born without original sin: Jesus Himself, Saint John the Baptist, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus, of course, is God, so He had no sin. Saint John the...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Martyrdom of Saint John The Baptist

    05/13/2006 1:24:36 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 132+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/13/2006 | MILESJESU
    Wednesday August 29, 2001 Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Reading (Jeremiah 1:17-19) Gospel (St. Mark 6:17-29) Today as we celebrate the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, it strikes us, initially, as something that most people would not want to be celebrating. Yet, we recognize that this was the greatest act of witness to Christ that John the Baptist performed. Of all the things that John did in preparing the way for the Lord this was the greatest because he was willing to give complete witness of his entire life for the Lord. As he offered himself,...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Prophet-Saint Elijah

    05/12/2006 3:06:52 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 99+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/12/2006 | MILESJESU
    Friday July 20, 2001 Feast of Elijah Reading (1 Kings 19:1-9a, 11-14a) Gospel (St. Luke 9:28b-36) Today we celebrate the feast of the prophet Elijah. Elijah is the first of the great line of prophets. He is considered the greatest of all the prophets, even though he did not write any prophetic books like Isaiah, Ezekiel, or Jeremiah; nonetheless, he is the greatest of all the prophets. Consider Elijah and all the things he did: Three times he called down fire from heaven, on one occasion he raised up a little boy who had died, on another occasion he prayed...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINT BARTHOLOMEW,APOSTLE

    05/12/2006 1:24:44 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 163+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/12/2006 | MILESJESU
    Friday August 24, 2001 Feast of Saint Bartholomew Reading (Revelation 21:9b-14) Gospel (St. John 1:45-51) As we celebrate today the feast of Saint Bartholomew, we have to remember that Bartholomew, like many people in ancient times, had two names: Bartholomew and Nathanael. That is why we hear about Nathanael in the Gospel reading today because it really is the same person. At the very end of the Gospel reading today, Our Lord says of Nathanael that he is a true Israelite; that in him there is no guile. He was single-hearted; he was focused on the Lord. There is a...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY

    05/12/2006 8:43:03 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 20 replies · 231+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/12/2006 | MILESJESU
    Wednesday August 22, 2001 Queenship of Mary Reading (Isaiah 9:1-6) Gospel (St. Luke 1:26-38) As we celebrate today the queenship of Our Lady, we recognize also that we are in the octave day of the solemnity of the Assumption; the Church is making very clear the connection between Our Lord bringing His mother up to Heaven and now seating her right next to His own throne. This is something that is also in line with what they did in Israel. We read in Scripture, for instance, about Solomon and his own mother being seated next to the royal throne. When...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

    05/11/2006 1:42:01 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 307+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/11/2006 | MILESJESU
    Wednesday August 15, 2001 Feast of the Assumption Reading I (Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab) Reading II (1 Corinthians 15:20-27) Gospel (St. Luke 1:39-56) Today, we celebrate the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is very different from the Ascension of Our Lord: Our Lord ascended, body and soul, into Heaven by His own power. Assumption means "by someone else's power." And so what we celebrate today is that our Lady was "taken" up to Heaven by the power of God, body and soul. She is not the first person to be taken body and soul from...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE

    05/11/2006 1:13:23 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 143+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/11/2006 | MILESJESU
    Tuesday July 3, 2001 Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading (Ephesians 2:19-22) Gospel (St. John 20:24-29) As we celebrate today this feast of Saint Thomas, we tend to equate Thomas with a doubter. We think of Thomas often in a negative way. Yet, we can think about how many people throughout history have been positively influenced by Saint Thomas because of this particular story. He was able to say, "My Lord and my God," when he saw Jesus. Many have been able to say the exact same thing. The reason why they can say it is because Thomas doubted and...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

    05/11/2006 6:21:19 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 129+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/11/2006 | milesjesu
    Wednesday July 4, 2001 Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading (Isaiah 57:15-19) Gospel (St. John 14:23-29) Today, as our country takes time to celebrate Independence Day we need to ask ourselves what this really means. For most Americans, we think of "independence" as meaning "I can do whatever I want. I am not dependent on anyone." Unfortunately, in the minds of many Americans these days that includes God. We think, somehow, that we are not dependent on God and that "freedom" means we do not have to follow any rules, we can make our own rules, and we can do...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

    05/11/2006 5:44:28 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 7 replies · 187+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/11/2006 | milesjesu
    Friday June 29, 2001 Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading I (Acts 12:1-11) Reading II ( 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18) Gospel (St. Matthew 16:13-19) As we celebrate these two great saints today, Peter and Paul, the Church gives to us these readings that make it clear that all the extraordinary things they did, the life they lived, and the preaching task was done through them by the Lord. We hear, for instance, of Saint Peter in prison and how the angel of the Lord comes to Peter and frees him from the prison so he can go out and continue...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Transfiguration

    05/10/2006 2:29:02 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 149+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/10/2006 | milesjesu
    Monday August 6, 2001 Feast of the Transfiguration Reading I (Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14) Reading II (2 Peter 1:16-19) Gospel (St. Luke 9:28b-36) We celebrate today the Feast of the Transfiguration. This was one of the most important feasts for the Fathers of the Church. They recognized this as being so important because it was a clear indication of Our Lord's divinity. Now, the amazing thing of this, of course, is that Jesus was divine from all eternity. He did not become God - He is God. And He never was not God. He is always God from all eternity and...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    05/09/2006 2:25:34 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 224+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/09/2006 | Milesjesu
    Monday July 16, 2001 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Reading I (1 Kings 18:42b-45a) Reading II (Galatians 4:4-7) Gospel (St. John 19:25-27) Today we celebrate the most wonderful feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. One might wonder why Our Blessed Lady would be named after a mountain. If we think about some of the apparitions of Our Lady, when she appears in a certain city they name her after the city. In this particular case, Carmel (which in the ancient world is always considered a holy mountain) is where the hermits lived from the time of the...
  • Homilies preached by Father Robert Altier on the Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist

    05/09/2006 1:15:01 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 217+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/09/2006 | milesjesu
    Sunday June 24, 2001 Feast of Saint John the Baptist Reading I (Isaiah 49:1-6) Reading II (Acts 13:22-26 ) Gospel (St. Luke 1:57-66, 80) Today we celebrate in the Church a wonderful event: the birth of a child. When we think about the way things operate in our own lives, the day of one's birth is a very important day. We celebrate it with great joy. We invite friends over when the kids are young, we have parties for their birthday and all the other stuff that goes along with the birthday celebration. But in the Church, the celebration of...
  • Homilies preached by Father Robert Altier on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    05/09/2006 9:17:01 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 476+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/09/2006 | Milesjesu
    Saturday June 8, 2002 Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reading (Isaiah 61:9-11) Gospel (St. Luke 2:41-51) The following homily was preached at a parish mission at St. John’s Church in St. Paul, MN In the Gospel reading today, we hear two very important statements right at the very end of the Gospel. First of all, Jesus went down to Nazareth and was obedient to them. If we just think for a moment about what that means, God Himself has made Himself obedient to His mother. God made Himself obedient to the authorities on a human level. When He...
  • Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Sacred Heart

    05/08/2006 3:49:02 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 9 replies · 551+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM | 5/7/2006 | MIilesjesu
    Friday June 22, 2001 Feast of the Sacred Heart Reading I (Ezekiel 34:11-16) Reading II (Romans 5:5b-11) Gospel (St. Luke 15:3-7) One might wonder why, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we are hearing all about a shepherd. But in order to understand the love of Our Lord which, of course, is symbolized by the heart, one has to understand the heart of a shepherd. The Lord tells us, in the first reading today, that He Himself will pasture His sheep; He will be the shepherd; He will bring them to the green pastures and the plush grazing ground....
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005

    05/05/2006 4:15:00 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 6 replies · 201+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 5/05/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday June 17, 2001 Feast of Corpus Christi Reading I (Genesis 14:18-20) Reading II (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) Gospel (St. Luke 9:11b-17) In the first reading today, we hear about a figure by the name of Melchizedek. Melchizedek is an interesting character because his name is mentioned only twice in the entire Old Testament. He comes up in the fourteenth chapter of the Book of Genesis. He seems to come out of nowhere and then we never hear of him again. He comes up also in the psalms. Psalm 110, which is what we prayed together in the Responsorial Psalm today,...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON TRINITY SUNDAY

    05/04/2006 2:54:12 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 127+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 5/04/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    May 26, 2002 Trinity Sunday Reading I (Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9) Reading II (2 Corinthians 13:11-13) Gospel (St. John 3:16-18) As we celebrate today the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, this is something that, as Catholics, we have grown up with and take for granted; but we do not always recognize the necessity and the importance of the Trinity. We recognize that all three Persons of the Trinity are God, equal with one another. There is but one God, so all three are completely perfect. There is nothing in one that is lacking in another. All three are God. Yet...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON PENTECOST SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005

    05/03/2006 3:12:20 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 9 replies · 127+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 5/03/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday June 3, 2001 Pentecost Sunday Reading I (Acts 2:1-11) Reading II (Romans 8:8-17) Gospel (St. John 20:19-23) Today the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost, the feast of the Holy Spirit. The word 'Pentecost' actually means fifty days. It was fifty days after our Lord had risen from the dead that the Holy Spirit came down upon the disciples as they were gathered around Our Blessed Lady. There, the Holy Spirit descended upon them as tongues of fire, which is why we wear red when we have Mass in honor of the Holy Spirit. We wear red because Our...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON MARRIAGE/HOLY MATRIMONY

    05/01/2006 4:20:02 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 11 replies · 1,774+ views
    What It Means to Love Friday May 18, 2001 Fifth Week of Easter Reading (Acts 15:22-31) Gospel (St. John 15:12-17) In the Gospel reading today, we hear one of the most famous passages of the Gospel: our Lord telling us that we must love one another, and that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. What a wonderful thing that He calls us no longer servants, but He calls us friends and He lays down His life for each one of us. He tells us at the same time that we will be...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION

    04/28/2006 10:41:40 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Sunday May 27, 2001 The Ascension of the Lord Reading I (Acts 1:1-11) Reading II (Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23) Gospel (St. Luke 24:46-53) Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord's Ascension into heaven. By Ascension we mean that He, by His own power, was taken body and soul into heaven. This is different from Our Lady's Assumption. To ascend means to go up by one's own power, to be assumed means to be taken up by someone else's power. Our Lady was lifted up by God; but Jesus, being God, took Himself by His own power up to heaven. And...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST, APRIL 25

    04/25/2006 12:19:22 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Wednesday April 25, 2001 Second Week of Easter Reading (1 Peter 5:5b-14) Gospel (St. Mark 16:15-20) In the Gospel reading today, the last thing Jesus tells his disciples to do before He goes into Heaven is to go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News, to preach the Gospel to all creation. After His Ascension, Saint Mark simply says that the eleven went out and preached everywhere; and the Lord continued to work with them. He was with them always and He confirmed the message through various signs. But, of course, we know (from all of the...
  • AWESOME HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER FROM 2001-2005.

    04/20/2006 8:03:16 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 7 replies · 164+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/20/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday April 29, 2001 Third Sunday of Easter Reading I (Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41) Reading II ( Revelation 5:11-14) Gospel (St. John 21:1-19) In the Gospel reading today, at the very end of the Gospel, we hear this conversation between Peter and Jesus. Jesus looks at Peter and says to him, "Peter, do you love Me?" The Lord looks at each one of us and asks the exact same thing: "Do you love Me?" We, of course, are going to answer "Yes." We love Our Lord, after all, we would not be here if we did not love Our Lord. Peter...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH, MARCH 19 (HUSBAND OF MARY)

    04/19/2006 7:35:05 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 4 replies · 118+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/19/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Monday March 19, 2001 Reading I (2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16) Reading II (Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22) Gospel (St. Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a) What a glorious feast we celebrate today in the middle of Lent. We take this time to celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, a man whose holiness is so exceeding that God chose him to be the guardian of Our Lady and of His own Son. Think about the holiness and manliness of the one man in human history that Jesus Christ learned to be a man from. Joseph gave Him the example; not only of the...
  • GOOD FRIDAY HOMILY 2002 PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER.

    04/11/2006 10:30:47 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 10 replies · 388+ views
    March 29, 2002 Good Friday Sermon for Stations of the Cross Reading (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:6) The reading that we just heard is part of what is known as the fourth of the Suffering Servant Songs. We also heard that same reading this afternoon in the service for Good Friday. In this particular passage taken from the fifty-second chapter of the prophet Isaiah, we hear, with remarkable precision, the prophet telling us what was going to happen to the Messiah, that He was going to suffer.
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF THE VISITATION FROM 2001-2005.

    04/18/2006 1:14:44 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 324+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/18/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Thursday May 31, 2001 Feast of the Visitation Reading (Zeph 3:14-18a) Gospel (St. Luke 1:39-56) In the first reading from the prophet Zephaniah, God is telling the people of Israel, and the people of Jerusalem, that they are to rejoice because God is in their midst. Of course we understand that God is in our midst as well. He is in our midst in a general way: the fact that He is present among His people always, that He holds us in being, and so on. But in the fulfillment of this prophecy, in a way that the people could...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, MAY 13.

    04/18/2006 12:11:24 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 976+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/18/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Thursday May 13, 2004 Our Lady of Fatima Reading (Acts 15:7-21) Gospel (St. John 15:9-11) In the first reading today, we hear this debate that took place at what is known as the Council of Jerusalem as to whether or not the Gentile converts would have to become Jewish, that is, whether or not they would have to be circumcised according to the law of Moses. The real question was not only that, but also was Christianity a part of Judaism or was it something that was completely separate? We note that as the debate goes on, it is when...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINTS PHILIP AND JAMES.

    04/18/2006 8:58:53 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 595+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/18/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    May 3, 2002 Feast of Sts. Philip and James Reading (1 Cor 15:1-8) Gospel (St. John 14:6-14) Jesus says to Philip today that He and the Father are one, that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him, and that anyone who has seen Jesus has seen the Father. He says to Philip, “Have I been with you this long and still you do not understand?” For those of us who did not have the opportunity to live with Jesus physically as the Apostles did, St. Paul then lays everything out for us. He says that he...
  • A HOMILY PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 2001.

    04/17/2006 1:39:04 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 1,199+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/17/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Monday May 28, 2001 Memorial Day Reading (Acts 19:1-8) Gospel (St. John 16:29-33) In the first reading today we hear St. Paul talking to these early disciples and asking them how it was that they were baptized. They tell him that they were baptized with the baptism of John, and that they had never even heard of the Holy Spirit. So St. Paul then Baptizes them according to the Holy Trinity; Baptizes them in the name of the Lord Jesus so that the Holy Spirit would come down upon them. The reason why I mention that today is because that...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH, THE WORKER.

    04/17/2006 11:58:48 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 14 replies · 2,691+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/17/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Saint Joseph: A Model for Fathers Tuesday May 1, 2001 Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Reading (Genesis 1:26-2:3) Gospel (St. Matthew 13:54-58) We celebrate, today, the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. Once again, we are reminded of the dignity of work and the example Saint Joseph gave to his Son; the example, then, which God puts before all of us to be able to see that we need to work. There are, of course, different types of work. There are those who will do physical labor; there are those who are involved in intellectual work; and, of course,...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON MOTHER'S DAY.

    04/16/2006 12:59:20 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 8 replies · 2,453+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/16/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    The Love of a Mother Sunday May 13, 2001 Fifth Sunday of Easter Reading I (Acts 14:21-27) Reading II (Rev 21:1-5a) Gospel (St. John 13:31-33a, 34-35) Today our nation takes an opportunity to celebrate our mothers. We put aside a day for Mother's Day. Mother's Day actually did not begin in America, but it began almost a couple of millennia ago. It began by people coming back to the church where they were baptized. They recognized that the Church was their mother at the baptismal font. So the idea was that they would celebrate a day when they would all...
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER.

    04/15/2006 7:05:15 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 198+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/15/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday May 6, 2001 Fourth Week of Easter Reading I (Acts 13:14, 43-52);Reading II (Rev. 7:9, 14b-17) Gospel (St. John 10:27-30) When we look at the readings that the Church gives to us today, it may leave us shaking our heads a little bit because they are a whole series of seeming contradictions. In the first reading, the Jewish people had stirred up a violent protest, a persecution against Paul and Barnabas. Paul and Barnabas shake the dust from their feet and walk away rejoicing. One could ask, on the natural level, "How many of us would do that?" If...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005.

    04/14/2006 3:42:38 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 16 replies · 2,556+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/14/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Divine Mercy Sunday April 22, 2001 Second Sunday of Easter Reading I (Acts 5:12-16) Reading II (Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19) Gospel (St. John 20:19-31) At the end of the Gospel reading today, Saint John tells us that he has written these things down so that we will believe that Jesus is the Christ; that through belief in His name, we will have life. That is the purpose of Our Lord’s coming: that we would have life. He said we would have life to its fullness. He wants us to have abundant life. Not just natural life, like somebody, for instance,...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON EASTER SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005.

    04/14/2006 11:47:28 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 18 replies · 150+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/14/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Easter Sunday April 15, 2001 Reading I (Acts 10:34a, 37-43),Reading II (Colossians 3:1-4) Gospel (St. John 20:1-9) "Alleluia" - that beautiful word, which we have not heard for six weeks, once again pours forth from our mouths. "Alleluia." It comes from two Hebrew words that mean "Praise Yahweh." In English, it means "Praise God." While we continue to speak the English, the Hebrew we have not spoken. Now, it comes forth again; and we praise God with our whole heart because we celebrate the most important event in human history today. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. When we...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER FOR EASTER VIGIL FROM 2002-2005.

    04/12/2006 2:22:07 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 19 replies · 461+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/12/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Saturday March 30, 2002 Easter Vigil Reading (Romans 6:3-11) Gospel (St. Matthew 28:1-10) My dear friends, we celebrate this night the greatest of all the liturgies of the Church, and all of the symbolism that we celebrate is packed into one Mass. We start, for instance, with that dichotomy between darkness and light, and we recall that Jesus is the light that came into the world, that came into the darkness, and the darkness was not able to overcome the light. The Easter fire was lit in the darkness and the light then spread throughout the entire church. We also,...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON HOLY THURSDAY IN 2004 AND 2005.

    04/11/2006 2:53:02 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 13 replies · 361+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTS OF INRI.COM ^ | 4/11/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    He Gives Himself Entirely to Us April 8, 2004 Holy Thursday Reading I (Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14) Reading II (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) Gospel (St. John 13:1-15) Today we celebrate the feast on which the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood took place. It is also, therefore, the day on which Our Lord, exercising His priesthood, offered Himself as a sacrifice sacramentally. He had not yet physically sacrificed Himself, that would take place the next day, but already in the Blessed Sacrament at the Last Supper He offered himself in a sacramental form under the forms of bread and wine so...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON PALM SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005.

    04/09/2006 6:14:10 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 15 replies · 312+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 4/9/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday April 8, 2001 Palm Sunday Reading I(Isaiah 50:4-7) Reading II(Philippians 2:6-11) Gospel (St. Luke 22:14-23:56) In the Gospels today, we hear, first of all, about the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. In the second Gospel reading of the Passion, we hear about how the whole crowd that was praising God and glorifying Him had turned so quickly against the Lord. We need to look at these different elements. Needless to say, there is so much to say about these readings that I could be here for hours, but I will spare you that; so we will just touch...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF THE ANUNCIATION

    03/24/2006 12:35:13 PM PST · by MILESJESU · 19 replies · 453+ views
    http://desertvoice.excerptsofinri.com ^ | 3/24/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    1)Monday March 26, 2001 Eourth Week in Lent Reading I (Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10) Reading II (Hebrews 10:4-10) Gospel (St. Luke 1:26-38) Today we celebrate one of the greatest feasts in the Church year, the Feast of the Annunciation. 2) The Wonderful Exchange Tuesday March 25, 2003 Feast of the Annunciation Reading I (Isaiah 7:10-14) Reading II (Hebrews 10:4-10)Gospel (St. Luke 1:26-38)
  • THE LAST PUBLISHED HOMILIES OF FATHER ROBERT J. ALTIER

    03/23/2006 4:20:50 PM PST · by MILESJESU · 8 replies · 260+ views
    http://www.desertvoice.org/written/2006 | 3/23/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    1) March 2, 2006 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Reading (Deuteronomy 30:15-20) Gospel (St. Luke 9:22-25) 2) Friday March 3, 2006 Reading (Isaiah 58:1-9a) Gospel (St. Matthew 9:14-15)
  • Homily for the Feast of Our Holy Father Nicholas, Archbishop and Wonderworker of Myra.

    12/06/2005 7:55:14 AM PST · by Balt · 132+ views
    It's mine. | 12-6-05 | Balt
    During this time of Phillip's Fast we celebrate the feasts of saints about whom we know a lot more than we do about Nicholas of Myra; saints whose service to the Church seems to have been far more outstanding than his: for example, the Apostle Phillip, after whom we have named this Little Lent, and his brother Andrew, about whom we read in the Gospels; or St. John of Damascus and St. Ambrose of Milan, whose theological writings helped to form and guide the early Church. And yet, their feast days are not celebrated with nearly as much solemnity as...
  • Father Frank Pavone Schedule on EWTN (Supreme Court Nomination related)

    09/10/2005 5:27:25 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 278+ views
    EWTN/PFL sources ^ | September 10, 2005
    Father Frank Pavone, besides the two broadcasts of his Defending Life series, will be on EWTN for EWTN Live on Wednesday night with Father Mitch Pacwa (8PM Eastern time, September 14, 2005). In addition, Father Frank Pavone will be giving the Homilies on the Masses starting Sunday September 11, 2005 through Friday September 16, 2005. He may or may not give the Mass on Wednesday morning when he will be concelebrating Mass with Bishop John Yanta of Amarillo. Most priests will allow their bishop to give the Homily -- should Bishop Yanta decide to give the Homily. There should be...