Fr. James’s Homilies
Mary Magdalene and the Easter Promise

Mary Magdalene and the Easter Promise

April 4, 2021

Mary Magdalene was a hardened sinner. She encountered Christ and she changed. She became a great saint--so great that SHE was the first to witness the Resurrected Christ. She is NOT defined by her past sins, but by Jesus's mercy. This could be true for you (and me) too...

Only Perfect Innocence and Penitence Could Stand the Cross

Only Perfect Innocence and Penitence Could Stand the Cross

April 2, 2021

The lukewarm were no where to be found on Good Friday. But Mary the Virgin Mother of God (Perfect Innocence) and Mary Magdalene (Perfect Penitence) were there. We cannot imitate Mary the Mother of God. We aren't perfectly innocent. But we can ALL imitate St. Mary Magdalene and her perfect penitence. No matter what we have done we can become saints. 

John 3:16–What it Really Means!

John 3:16–What it Really Means!

March 14, 2021

At every major sporting event, some fan holds up a sign that says "John 3:16."

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

Notice it says "MAY" have eternal life! We cannot just accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and think that my actions don't really matter. "As long as I accept Jesus, I'm saved." WRONG! Yet, many think and behave this way. Here's how we MUST respond to this bible verse...

Peter: the 5 Steps that Led to his Fall and Rise (P3 Talk)

Peter: the 5 Steps that Led to his Fall and Rise (P3 Talk)

March 13, 2021

What happens when the prayer life stops? Activism. What happens when we become activists with no prayer life? Just look at Peter...

Commit to a prayer life by signing up for Perpetual Adoration at the Basilica starting May 31. Click here: Adoration – Basilica of the Assumption (americasfirstcathedral.org)

The 3 (Incredible!) Benefits to Fasting

The 3 (Incredible!) Benefits to Fasting

March 7, 2021

If I told you by fasting you could have a better prayer life, control the sins of the flesh and atone for past sins -- would you believe me? You should.

Come May 31, 2021 we will launch Perpetual Adoration IF there are 336 people willing to commit to praying for an hour each week! Will you? Click here to sign up: https://adorationpro.org/baltimorebasilica

What Mary Did on Golgotha that Consoled Jesus Before His Crucifixion

What Mary Did on Golgotha that Consoled Jesus Before His Crucifixion

March 6, 2021

What actually happened to Jesus on the cross is too much to bear. But the Blessed Mother risked her life, according to a 17th Century Mystic, to bring her Son comfort. We can do the same...

Come May 31, 2021 we will launch Perpetual Adoration in Baltimore to pray for vocations (marriage, priesthood and religious life). We need help, though. Will you pray for an HOUR? Click here to sign up: https://adorationpro.org/baltimorebasilica

Fr. Ricardo’s Vocation Story and Why Celibacy is Awesome!

Fr. Ricardo’s Vocation Story and Why Celibacy is Awesome!

March 1, 2021

Fr. Ricardo's vocation story is amazing! He was torn between marriage and celibacy. But in the end, he knew God was asking him to choose celibacy and become a religious priest. Why? Listen and find out for yourself!

Come May 31, 2021 we will launch Perpetual Adoration in Baltimore to pray for vocations (marriage, priesthood and religious life). We need help, though. Will you pray for an HOUR? Click here to sign up: https://adorationpro.org/baltimorebasilica

Doing this Makes us “Like” God (And it is Necessary for Eternal Life)

Doing this Makes us “Like” God (And it is Necessary for Eternal Life)

February 28, 2021

Almsgiving is necessary for eternal life. People who give generously become like God—who gave everything to us! Almsgiving leads to a better prayer life by detaching us from the material things which keep us from prayer. Almsgiving atones for our sins—and thus appeases God’s wrath. And it leads to an increase of FAITH—one of the theological virtues required for eternal life.

Will you give alms so we can have Perpetual Adoration? https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/ac/

 

Saints have Died for the Eucharist. Can We Not Sign Up for an Hour of Adoration?

Saints have Died for the Eucharist. Can We Not Sign Up for an Hour of Adoration?

February 25, 2021

A little girl in China was beaten to death for love of the Eucharist. Catholics receive the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin. Satanists and witches steal the Eucharist and do unthinkable things to the Sacred Host. Christ wants people to love Him in the Eucharist. Will you?

Come May 31, 2021 we will launch Perpetual Adoration in Baltimore. We need help, though. Will you pray for an HOUR? Click here to sign up: https://adorationpro.org/baltimorebasilica

 

 

Why Prayer “Doesn’t Work” and 5 Ways Adoration Will Transform You

Why Prayer “Doesn’t Work” and 5 Ways Adoration Will Transform You

February 24, 2021

Why doesn't God answer your prayers? And how do you respond to people who say, "Adoration doesn't do anything?" It actually does 5 things...all of which change lives! 

Come May 31, 2021 we will launch Perpetual Adoration in Baltimore. We need help, though. Will you help us? Click here: https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/ac/

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