As the young general, Constantine, prepared to do battle against Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge in 312 A.D., he understood that he needed the help of a higher power. He had lost confidence in the traditional Roman gods and so he prayed to the True God that He would reveal Himself to him and stretch forth His right arm to help him. In response to this prayer, Jesus showed Constantine His Glorious Cross in the sky and Constantine saw the words: In hoc Signo vinces: in this Sign you shall conquer. Constantine then had his entire army place the Cross on their shields and they went on to rout Maxentius and his army. The prayer of Constantine, the tangible sign of the Cross, and the victory that followed changed the course of history. The Sacrament of Confirmation has many similarities to this prayerful encounter between Jesus and Constantine. The rest of the homily took a look at the comparisons between those two events: battle of the Milvian Bridge and Confirmation.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:31am PST

Just as physical ailments are passed from generation to generation so are spiritual ailments and in particular original sin. Baptism unites us intimately to Jesus' death and resurrection, makes us adopted sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, and sets us free from original sin. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:15am PST

A decisive moment in the marriage and life of Peter and Debbie Herbeck offers us an insight to the importance of praying with our whole being: body, soul, and spirit.  The homily presents a brief look at kneeling in prayer.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:52am PST

What is it that God our Father is asking of you? We can begin to answer this question by reflecting on why the Most Holy Trinity delights so much in the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Mary accepted the Father's love for her in Jesus and she responded by making the total gift of herself to her Son's Gospel!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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