Day 6: Mary

On the sixth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the Virgin Mary’s receptiveness to God’s amazing invitation to her. Length: 16:56. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 6 of 12.)

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Day 5: Elizabeth

On the fifth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers Elizabeth and how the Incarnation brought her unexpected wonder and joy. Length: 17:03. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 5 of 12.)

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Day 4: Zechariah

On the fourth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the discouraged priest Zechariah and how he responded to news related to the Incarnation. Length: 19:16. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 4 of 12.)

Podcast: http://gallaugher.net/dangallaugher/FrDG-2010Dec29.mp3

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Day 3: The Archangel Gabriel

On the third day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the perspective of the Archangel Gabriel and other angels, in response to the Son of God taking on human nature. Length: 16:55. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 3 of 12.)

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Day 2: God the Father

On the second day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the perspective of God the Father, who sent us his beloved only-begotten Son in the Incarnation. Length: 17:22. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 2 of 12.)

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Domingo de la Sagrada Familia: Proteger nuestras familias del peligro

Jesús creció en una familia humana, con Santa María y San José. Hoy oímos de cómo San José protegió a su familia del Rey Herodes. Padre Dan trata de los peligros que amenacen a nuestras familias hoy y cómo podemos protegerlas. Largo: 11:04. (Lee el texto de la homilia aquí) (La Sagrada Familia, Año A)

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Holy Family Sunday: Protecting our families from danger

Jesus grew up in a family, with Mary and Joseph. Today we hear how St. Joseph protected his family from King Herod. Father Dan considers the dangers our families face today and how we can protect them. Length: 11:12. (Read homily text here) (Holy Family Sunday, Year A)

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Day 1: Entering the Twelve Days

On the first day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the importance of this celebration of the Incarnation of Christ and how we can take it in more deeply. Length: 12:57. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 1 of 12.)

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Can you honor Christmas in your heart, and keep it all the year?

Christmas is a time for children—a time when the Son of God made himself a child, and showed us how to be childlike, in the freeing ways we treasure every Christmas. Father Dan explores how a relationship with Christ can make this true all year round. Length: 12:12. (Read homily text here) (Christmas, Vigil Mass)

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St. Joseph and the fears of Christmas

Behind the pretty pictures of Christmas, Joseph was a man with a lot on his mind. Would he run away from his fears? Father Dan explores how he received a message that called him to bold action—and how God prepares us for this as well. Length: 11:36. (Read homily text here) (4th Sunday of Advent, Year A)

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The Person of Jesus Christ

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the truths at the heart of Christmas (and indeed of our Catholic faith and practice) by unfolding key teaching regarding the Person of Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus is true God from true God, consubstantial with the Father; yet also truly became man. Explore how the early ecumenical councils unfolded these truths about our Savior. Length: 53:52. (The Truth at the Heart of Christmas, 2 of 3.)

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Gaudete Sunday: Joy in the waiting

John the Baptist proclaimed Jesus’ coming, but he had to wait for what he hoped for. Father Dan points out where our joy in Christ comes from, as we wait for his Second Coming. Length: 10:04. (Read homily text here) (3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A)

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1: Called and Prepared

In this first talk from an Advent Day of Recollection, Father Dan considers how John the Baptist was uniquely prepared to live out his unique calling; and how you may be too. Length: 20:28. (Advent Day of Recollection, 1 of 5.)

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2: Friend of the Bridegroom

In this second talk from an Advent Day of Recollection, Father Dan considers how John the Baptist was focused upon the Messiah, not letting anything get in the way; and how you are invited to this too. Length: 20:53. (Advent Day of Recollection, 2 of 5.)

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3: Preacher of Repentance

In this third talk from an Advent Day of Recollection, Father Dan looks at John the Baptist’s penetration message of repentance; and how it applies to you. Length: 26:01. (Advent Day of Recollection, 3 of 5.)

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4: Faithful to the End

In this fourth talk from an Advent Day of Recollection, Father Dan looks at John the Baptist’s response to his imprisonment and execution; and what lessons this offers to you. Length: 21:34. (Advent Day of Recollection, 4 of 5.)

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5: A Light to the Nations

In this fifth talk from an Advent Day of Recollection, Father Dan considers the glory John the Baptist gained after his earthly life; and how he is connected to you today. Length: 10:12. (Advent Day of Recollection, 5 of 5.)

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Confession

Father Dan explores many aspects of this Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: how we feel about it; how and why Christ instituted it; what it means to be contrite; what we need to confess; how penance works; whether there are any sins a priest cannot forgive; and how confession can change your life. Length: 58:55. (RCIA)

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The Holy Trinity

Father Dan begins a series of classes on the truths at the heart of Christmas (and indeed of our Catholic faith and practice) by unfolding the dogma of the Holy Trinity. God is one and God is three; but in what respects? Join him on a journey into the very deep waters of getting to know the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Length: 56:57. (The Truth at the Heart of Christmas, 1 of 3.)

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An explanatory Mass in Advent

During the Advent Season we prepare for the Second Coming of Christ. In talks from an explanatory Mass, Father Dan explores how the Mass is a “pledge of the glory to come” and a participation in the worship of heaven; and how “ad orientem” celebration fits well with Advent. He also introduces us to the sacred vessels and cloths used in the Mass, and ties it all together with a homily on John the Baptist’s message to us. Length: 1:11:07.

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