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These podcasts feature homilies given at Mass and commentaries on various eclectic topics.
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This week we are drawn into the incomprehensible love of Jesus for each one of us, and if we open our heart, even just a little bit, we will stand amazed on Easter Sunday at the new life given to us by God’s generous love. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: April 5, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Reflections from my good friend Msgr. Lavalley on Palm Sunday. He distinguishes between being able to receive the sacraments and choosing not to, an act of indifference and maybe sin, from the desire to receive the sacraments and not being able to, an act of love. Continue reading Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley for Palm Sunday at The DePorres Pages.
Reflections on the fourth word from the Cross from Jesus from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley. This reflection is well worth listening to today. Continue reading Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley – The fourth word from the Cross at The DePorres Pages.
Today we pray for those students whose academic progress has been interrupted by the Coronavirus. We pray that this time may become a time to appreciate the gift of knowledge. Continue reading Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic – For Students at The DePorres Pages.
God is not always practical. His plans are not always pragmatic. Sometimes, perhaps often, God’s plans are incredible, that is, difficult to believe. We are called to love enemies and persecutors. We are called to help the poor, the refugee, the migrant. It is in giving that we receive. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: April 4, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
It is so easy to criticize. It is even easier to criticize when our evil intentions get pointed out to us. When we choose to do wrong, and someone corrects us, we usually do not thank them. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: April 3, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Today we pray for those medical researchers seeking a cure for the Coronavirus and other illnesses, that using their God-given wisdom they may discover a cure and find better treatments. Continue reading Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic – For Medical Researchers at The DePorres Pages.
My good friend Msgr. Lavalley, pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Vermont. Today he reflects on the third word of Christ from the cross. Continue reading Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley 6: The Third Word of Christ from the Cross at The DePorres Pages.
Ever wonder why God changed the name Abram to Abraham? Since it is recorded in the Book of Genesis, it must have represented something significant. And it does. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: April 2, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Courage. In a time of uncertainty and anxiety, courage is a virtue that is sorely needed. How is it we develop, with the help of God’s grace, this virtue of courage? Continue reading Today’s Prayer: April 1, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Today we pray for all those who are sick with the Coronavirus, that by joining their sufferings with Christ, they may make up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ. Continue reading Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic – For the Sick at The DePorres Pages.
Reflections from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Winooski, Vermont. Continue reading Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley 5: The Second Word of Jesus from the Cross at The DePorres Pages.
Today our responsorial psalm talked about crying out to God. What an appropriate psalm response for our current age. Is this not the time we are crying out to God? Continue reading Today’s Prayer: March 31, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Today we pray for those family members with loved ones who are sick with the Coronavirus and other illnesses, that they may be able to support and care for their loved ones who suffer. Continue reading Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic – For Families who care for sicked loved ones. at The DePorres Pages.
Today it struck me in hearing the readings that perhaps the woman caught in the act of adultery may not have actually been caught in the act of adultery. Could it be that she, like Susanna in the first reading, was falsely accused? Was that what Jesus saw in those accusing her, the same evil intent of the men in the first reading? Continue reading Today’s Prayer: March 30, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Throughout these readings, God is portrayed as a peaceful savior of his people. Not once does he attack anyone or force anything. Continue reading High School Lenten Reflection: March 30, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
I sin. And as a result, I deserve nothing from God. Everything, everything I receive from God is because of his grace. His free gift to me, given only because God loves me. And this is true for you too. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: March 29, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Today we pray for all doctors, that God may give them all they need to heal the sick. Continue reading Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic – For Doctors at The DePorres Pages.
But the psalm response for today’s Mass reminds us that God is a refuge. We have little else we can count on with certitude. But we can count on the love of God. We have little else we can be certain of tomorrow, but we can be certain tomorrow God will still love us. God is our refuge. Continue reading Today’s Prayer: March 28, 2020 at The DePorres Pages.
Lord, you know we are suffering in many ways because of the afflictions caused by the COVID-19 virus. We pray today for all of those in the healing profession who are nurses. We thank God for giving to them a caring vocation. We thank you for calling them to imitate you in your care and compassion. Continue reading Prayer for the end of the Coronavirus Pandemic – For nurses at The DePorres Pages.
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