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The Spirit of Deceit

9/20/2018
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Deception is a major phenomenon of our own times. There have always been deceivers. But deception has become a far more integral part of modern life. Fr. Pat discusses the psychology and theology of deception, as well as the solution to the problem.

Duration:00:21:27

Bearing the Cross a Good Long Time

9/14/2018
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In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul teaches us that Jesus Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God. But one cannot say this without having experienced and known the cross. Fr. Pat reflects upon three ways in which we experience the cross in our lives.

Duration:00:14:28

Three Temptations that are Opposed to the Holy Spirit

9/5/2018
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The Christian must guard against anything antithetical to the Holy Spirit, whom, in 2nd Corinthians 1, Paul calls the downpayment and guarantee of salvation. Fr. Pat considers three such things which should be of special concern given the world in which we live.

Duration:00:31:23

The Vigilant Care of the Soul

8/29/2018
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A certain mindset of vigilance is an essential part of the transmission of the Gospel. We do not simply hand on the Gospel, but we hand on that sense of vigilance and care that is essential to its reception. Fr. Pat Reardon compares Biblical vigilance with that of other traditions.

Duration:00:27:30

Reality and Faith

8/23/2018
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Fr. Patrick Reardon contemplates the setting, action, and drama of faith.

Duration:00:25:14

The Syntax and the Grammar of the Gospel

8/16/2018
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Does the world have coherent structure? Does reality make sense? If it does, what is that structure? Father Pat looks at three answers to these questions.

Duration:00:16:57

Act Sensibly

8/10/2018
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None of us has been given everything, but each of us has been given something, and been given an allotted amount of time in which to do it. In this homily based on the three parables in Matthew 24:36-25:30, Fr. Pat encourages us to be sensible rather than foolish.

Duration:00:18:03

The Fact and the Dogma of Creation

8/2/2018
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The idea that all things came from God the Father was an idea that fell on the Greco-Roman intellectual world with the force of a bomb. It still does. Fr. Pat preaches from 1 Corinthians 8:6.

Duration:00:29:41

Traction

7/26/2018
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Preaching from the first chapter of 1st Corinthians, Fr. Pat discusses what is attractive in the Church, what distracts us from Christ, and the importance of resistance if one is to make progress.

Duration:00:23:17

Too Smart for their Britches

7/19/2018
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Preaching from 1 Corinthians 3:18 through 4:8, Fr. Pat discusses wisdom and knowledge, intellectual self-deception and the wisdom of God.

Duration:00:16:41

Practical Rules for How to Live the Life in Christ

7/12/2018
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Fr. Pat expounds upon Paul’s exhortations in Romans 12:6-14.

Duration:00:20:48

Members to Each Other

7/7/2018
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In Romans 12, Paul reminds us that we are all members of one body. Fr. Pat offers reflections on how we are to live with respect to one another.

Duration:00:23:04

It’s Time Already To Wake From Sleep

6/28/2018
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Preaching from Romans 13, Fr. Pat looks at what Paul has to say about the political, social, and economic life of the Christian in the world.

Duration:00:25:05

The Gift and Task of Hope

6/23/2018
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In the opening verses of Romans 5, Paul says we "rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Fr. Pat examines the characteristics of Christian hope.

Duration:00:17:30

What is it Like to Be a Human Being?

6/15/2018
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Paul's explanation of what it means to be a human being as expounded in the Book of Romans should be the key to everything we do.

Duration:00:18:59

Vignettes from Luke

6/8/2018
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Using stories found only in Luke, Fr. Pat looks at features quite prominent to this Gospel. (From October 18, 2015, the Feast of St. Luke)

Duration:00:20:50

The Mission of the Holy Spirit

5/31/2018
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In this homily from Pentecost Sunday, Fr. Pat reflects with us on three points about the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in our lives.

Duration:00:23:39

The Church’s First Retreat

5/25/2018
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Fr. Pat examines the ten days between Christ's ascension and Pentecost, when the disciples were gathered in the Upper Room.

Duration:00:27:22

What’s the Solution to Blindness?

5/17/2018
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It is imperative always to follow the light — never the darkness. The light is given to us in Christ our Lord and conveyed through the teaching of the Church.

Duration:00:17:03

The Meeting at the Well

5/10/2018
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The Gospel is the Word of Truth directed to the conscience of man in the presence of God. Fr. Pat explores this topic in the context of the conversation Jesus has with the Woman at the Well.

Duration:00:25:23