Monday, October 27, 2014

Keeping the Apostles straight: Which Simon? And, Which Judas?



October 28th, Feast of Sts Simon and Jude

The Church honors two of her Apostles in a single feast, as Sts Simon and Jude were united in their last ministry and martyrdom. According to the Traditional Roman Martyrology, St. Simon first preached in Egypt and Jude in Mesopotamia, but they both ultimately came to Persia where they suffered martyrdom.

It is interesting to note that these two Apostles share names with two others of the Apostles – Simon called Peter, and Judas who betrayed the Lord. We will consider how the Church has added “nick-names” to our two Apostles so as to distinguish them from the others: Simon is called the “Zealot” and the “Canaanite”, while Judas is commonly referred to as “Thaddeus”.

Sermon for the Feast of Pope St John Paul II -- The canonized interpretation of Vatican II

A restating of what was said in a Sunday sermon at the time of the canonization. Pope St John Paul II is the canonized interpretation of the Second Vatican Council.


Adult Formation, Sessions on Prayer: Session 5 - Meditating with Sacred Scripture

This is a talk on Meditating with Sacred Scripture: The Breviary, The Psalms, Lectio Divina. Given at Corpus Christi Parish in Great Falls, MT by Father Ryan Erlenbush.


Adult Formation, Sessions on Prayer: Session 4 - The Three Ages of the Interior Life

This was a talk on the Three Ages of the Interior Life, given at Corpus Christi Parish in Great Falls by Father Ryan Erlenbush.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Sermons, October 14 - 18

Daily Sermons: St Callistus, St Teresa of Avila, The Sacred Heart, St Ignatius, St Luke

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday Sermon - October 19 - Vaccines and the Abortion Industry

Did you know that many vaccines are developed from the mangled, ground up body parts of aborted babies? Did you know that the abortion industry is even in your food?

Find out more at Children of God for Life, cogforlife.org  [here]!

Here is a link to the handouts given at Corpus Christi Church in Great Falls, MT.
The vaccine list [here]
Another vaccine list (helpful to take with you to the doctor's office) [here]
The food list [here]

Sunday Sermon - October 12 - End of life issues, euthanasia, living wills, organ donation

A sermon on the dangers of living wills and organ donation, as well as why we should have Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.  Why euthanasia and assisted suicide are wrong.

Father Ryan's homily is below. A homily on the same topic by another priest can be found [here], simply skip the first three minutes to get to the homily itself.