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An Easter Gift to St. Gertrude Parish

The Knights of Columbus has made available to the parish a series of booklets from the order’s Building the Domestic Church initiative. This resource is aimed at helping families to live out the Church’s mission and vision for parenting, fatherhood, and family prayer life. It includes 15 different topics with essays by prominent religious as well as two of St. John Paul II’s famous messages for the family!

The Three Main Mysteries of Holy Thursday

The Three Main Mysteries of Holy Thursday: The Holy Priesthood, the Eucharist, and Fraternal Charity. Father speaks on the cities of refuge in the Old Testament and who ran those cities. What did they represent? Why is this significant? What is the 7th city of refuge today?

Suffering, Death and Resurrection

Talk by Archbishop Sheen from Ye Shall Know the Truth Series

Passion Sunday: The Suffering of Our Lord

Plato gave an exercise of how a just man would be persecuted in the future. He had no idea how close he was in his thoughts.

The Annunciation: The Rights of God vs Rights of Man

Here is a reflection on the rights of God and the rights of man in light of the Annunciation.

Charity for Lent

We will have to give an account for every idle word we say. Do we think of our judgment day? St Francis de Sales helps in the teaching on sins of the tongue.

For This Purpose the Son of God Appeared

Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Lent where we look at the trials of Our Lord in the desert in comparison to the Exodus. How Christ was perfect where Israel failed.

War Against Temptation

Homily on the 1st Sunday of Lent on how to fight against temptation. Father speaks on the temptation of St Benedict and how he overcame it.

St Cyril of Alexandria, Champion of Our Lady

St. Cyril (d. 444) is considered the Champion of Our Lady at the Council of Ephesus. He spoke most eloquently of her... so well, we still marvel at his insights.

Fra Angelico: Preaching Through Art

A meditation on a couple art work pieces of Fra Angelico.

Septuagesima Season: a Training Camp for the Spiritual Life

How can we make this lent more fruitful for us?

How Do I Know If I Am Going To Heaven?

Powerful, and positive message about the beauty of God's standard for our happiness. The story of Rudolf Hoess.

Lord Save Us, We Perish

St John Bosco (Feast Day 31-Jan)

St John Bosco, the great saint that had many vivid dreams granted to him by our Lord. This is a short run down of his life.

Spiritual Fertility vs Spiritual Barrenness: Humanae Vitae

Life of Elisabeth Leseur ("My Spirit Rejoices"): the giving of her life for her husband. In contrast to her contemporary: Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood). Instead of heroic virtue there is pernicious vice. Pregnancy has become a "sickness" for which we need a pill.

Discernment of Spirits

St Ignatius of Loyola teaches us how to discern spirits that are in our lives. We look at St Augustine for an example of this.

Rest in Peace Father Michael Scanlan

Franciscan University of Steubenville is mourning the loss of Father Michael Scanlan. Father Scanlan died Saturday morning following an extended illness at age 85. He became president in the midst of turbulent times for Catholic higher education. And in the 26 years as president he helped grow Franciscan University of Steubenville's reputation worldwide in academics and its passionate Catholic faith environment.

I write this article with a broken heart. I received the news that my first spiritual father, Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. has died. The loss has hit me in the gut. It is like being kicked in the solar plexus in a kickboxing match, but this time I have had the spiritual wind knocked out of me. I am grieving, deeply.

I grieve, not because I am concerned for Father Michael. I know that he is in the fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord whom he loved with every fiber of his being. In fact, upon receiving the sad news of his passing to the Father, I immediately pictured him as a younger man, doing that silly Irish jig dance he loved to do when he was happy, wearing that infectious smile which lit up his eyes, his face and the whole room, and shouting “Hallelujah!”
---By Deacon Keith Fournier

American and Catholic: Orestes Brownsen

Charles Coulombe gives a lecture on the great convert apologist of the 19th century, Orestes Brownsen.

Three Wise Saints

Feast of the Epiphany. A little story of the three wise men, now saints, and their faith that led them to the Christ child.