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michael jaffray king
One of the very best coaches!!

I used to play Rugby football.. I wasn't much good at it and I got into the Naval College third team..
Our coach was amazing.
We won all our matches mainly against beer and cider drinking Teams from the surrounding small towns in Devonshire.
One day the first 15, the first team was without a match and we the third team were summoned to give them a game.. Of course this was going to be a walk over. 1St 15 against 3rd 15...
Well it wasn't..It ended in a draw!!! 11 points all. We and our coach were elated and the 1st 15 were crest fallen.
Now as a Roman Catholic Christian, I have found the best coach in the English speaking world.
He has given 530 training sessions and I wouldn't miss a session 2011 for all the tea in China.
This Sermon 530 : Building on Rock : 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time is our amazing coach's latest.. Don't forget to pass it on because we are engaged in a war of the worlds..With a coach like this The very Gates of Hell will not be able to stand against our onslaughts.
3/1/2011 10:14:27 AM
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Andy
As usual, great homily. The only difficulty for me is I have heard many times this passage as support for a protestant understanding of justification. Essentially, that the will of God is for us to trust him, and those sent away are "doing works" to earn salvation. I think both sides have a point on this one, the will of God is to fully trust him, which leads to works. Empty faith, as well as works designed to earn a way to heaven are the two manifestations of lacking trust.
3/3/2011 8:10:00 AM
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Fr. Dcn
Michael J. King, in his fine comment about Fr. Barron, is spot on. We do have an an excellent and gifted coach, strssing the fundamentals of Christian life in Christ. Hey, Coach Barron, keep it comin"
3/3/2011 8:46:07 AM
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Andy
Andy read paragraphs 1987 to 2029 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I think that will help clarify your understanding of Justification.
3/3/2011 10:04:08 PM
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Christine
Another keeper. Your analogies hit home; and are a great 'examination of conscience' I need to use every day to keep me focused on God's desired path . . . practice eventually makes perfect for the next life. Kudos! Well organized and delivered . . . your great examples teach. Now, I have to keep working on the practice of a life lived according to Jesus' exhortations and examples.
3/6/2011 9:42:37 AM
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Mary Slavicek
I loved it. I could listen to Fr. Barron 24/7. made me think of my faith alittle more. hearing words from Fr. Barron lets me see more n2 my faith in God; myself; my heart. Noticed WGN wasn't televising WOF 3-6. Please don't leave me. Mary
3/6/2011 10:49:25 AM
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Eldridge Pearsall
Thank you Fr Barron. I just got home from mass and meditated on todays lesson both at Saturday and at Sunday mass. After a five year hiatus from the church, through economic and business setback God led me back last Lenten season and I have found a new faith never experienced before. I have gradually in this past year added daily mass, daily bible reading, daily Rosary, twice monthly Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and reading various books and websites to my routine. I do it because I want to be close to God not because of obligation to church rule and I want to do even more because of the serenity I have found in God's love for me and in his forgiveness. It is like being in training and having a coach and practicing rather than just learning your own golf swing. I love your analogy. I thought of another example. If I am "saved" from drowning after a shipwreck, after catching my breath, rather than sit in the boat with a blanket around me, I need to get life preservers or better yet a life raft and do my best to save the others floundering in the ocean. It is NOT enough to just agree with Jesus' words and take no action to become closer to him by seeking his will for me and deeping my faith and doing good for my fellows. God Bless.
3/6/2011 1:09:02 PM
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AntoniadeCanada
Dear Father Barron,
Your youtube videos shine but your sermons illuminate!
3/7/2011 12:40:51 AM
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Antonio Costa
Why Jesus needs to be Supernatural.
Thank you so much for showing us what Crossnan is all about. God Bless you father.
3/7/2011 2:06:12 PM
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Julius Gichure
The sermons are quite enriching.
3/10/2011 2:21:47 AM
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