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We all need to be challenged about our faith, no matter where we are in our walk. I love the way Father Barron insists that there is nothing more important than our faith and living in out in a real and positive way. No excuses...I love it!! Why are these not the homilies we hear in mass? We need to be challenged, not coddled. Too much softness has taken the water that Jesus turned into wine, and turned it back into water! Thank you Father Barron for your challenging ways. Please continue to hold our feet to the fire. It's the only way we can insure that the true Catholic Faith is passed down to our children, and their children, and not watered down. God Bless you.
10/4/2011 9:47:51 PM
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My son (*****)worries about his father who is non catholic. He has decided that even non-catholics could go to heaven as long as they are saints. This Gospel makes me hopeful.
10/5/2011 1:39:30 AM
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Ed Schwet
What is the purpose of the white garment?
10/7/2011 10:53:05 PM
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Dcn Marcelino
Ed, good catch. Click the link for the readings then on the Catholic Calendar page click the link to the Gospel. At the bottom of the page see the footnotes on the Gospel. These usually help me out in understanding the symbols in scripture.
Nice job again Fr. Barron.
10/8/2011 2:10:42 PM
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Gary Ney
Tha Mass I attended, fathers sermon looked the reading in a slighty different way. He equated the banquet as Holy Communion and the guest gathered for the banquet were the sinners of the land. You see of one man who was not wearing the wedding garment, which was picked up at the enterance. When asked why no garment, silence befell him and he was cast out into the darkness where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. We are all familar with wailing and grinding of teeth, for that is hell, which darkness prevades. So what is the wedding garment? Confession, while all who attend the banquet wore the garment, meaning their souls were cleansed, one did not confess, thus unworthy of communion and was cast out to hell. All are invited but few are choosen, as living catholics there some precepts we must do to attain the Kingdom of God. Going to Mass on the Sabbath, receiving the Sacrament of Reconcilation, and recieving Holy Communion, with a cleansed soul. The sad fact is that our confessionals are virtually empty, people will not make time to go to confession, or they do not feel it is necessary. They are decieved, they may only think they are without sin, serious or not serious, but there has only been two I know of who are/were without sin, Jesus and His Mother, Mary. We are all sinners in some degree, thus in need of confession. Recieving Holy Commuion NOT in the state of grace is a mortal sin of itself. I suggest if you do not have it, you to listen to the sermon by Fr. William Casey C.M.P from The Fathers of Mercy order located in Kentucky, on The Most Holy Eucharist, he goes into detail on both sacraments of Reconcilation and Communion.

God Bless
10/9/2011 12:34:37 PM
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My "buddy" Catherine of Siena records a conversation with God where the subject was man in relation to God and love. In her dialogue she writes about God The Father's response to her... can't remember the actual quote, but the thought was: Man can only be satisfied with something/someone greater than himself, and greater than himself is only God. That perfect love that we search for in other people and never find, can only be found in God. In my experience, that perfect love can sometimes be found in some people, but the source of that love is Jesus Himself working through that person. I agree with Catherine, or should I say... I agree with God - how could I not, He IS Truth: man can only be satisfied with that which is greater than himself/herself. I believe when that reality becomes real to someone, the invitation you referred to becomes obvious and is met with open hearts. It's been 25 years since I read her Dialogue, it is part of my soul although the details sometimes become dim. One record will never leave me... She is asking God about sin, and He says to Catherine, "the tragedy of Judas is that he considered his sin to be greater than My Mercy..." How much more profound is that? Anyway... May The Holy Spirit continue to Bless you Fr. Barron... keep going :) don't stop... Thank you.
10/9/2011 7:11:12 PM
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Thank you, Fr. Barron!

It's always a blessing to be able to listen to your homily.

Your homily for this week allowed me to inspect my own calling.

By listening continuously to you week after week certainly nourishes my spirit of love for God and in becoming a witness to His Glory.

On to your next homily...
10/18/2011 7:34:39 PM
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