Category Archives: Temptation

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The main steps to the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome are flanked by two huge statues: one of St. Peter holding the keys of the kingdom, the other … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Holy Cunning

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral As we come into the Cathedral today we will see that the Nativity Scene has been taken down, the trees have been placed in the recycling, the bows are boxed up – … Continue reading

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Allow the Eucharist to Bear Fruit in Our Hearts

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where he is present for … Continue reading

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Search 2013 – Be one of God’s troopers

Ephesians 6:10-17 Battle against Evil. 10  Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. 11  Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. 12 … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storms of Life

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The weather has certainly given us something to talk about for the last week. It is funny how the warm summer days pass by with such ease and the wretched … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Divine Mercy Sunday is an Easter gift from Christ to His Church that invites us to indulge and revel in His unfathomable mercy while we celebrate the Resurrection. It makes … Continue reading

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This is our Easter Joy!

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the greatest day of the Church year – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Imagine yourself back in the time of Christ, putting all … Continue reading

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Build Unity in Holiness Under the Banner of Christ

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Last Wednesday Bishop Swain celebrated the Mass of the Blessing of the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and the Consecration of the Sacred Chrism. As explained in … Continue reading

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Laetare, Jerusalem!…..Be joyful Jerusalem!!

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Lots of wind and chill this week; and just as we declare victory over our icy sidewalks and begin to believe that our salt stockpiles might just make it through … Continue reading

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Lenten Efforts Spring from the Heart

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The Transfiguration of Christ gives great insight to the meaning of the adage ‘action follows Being’. It points to this theological reality and our desire as children of God; we … Continue reading

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