Life Principles

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining principles at the heart of the questions. First, the basics of human life: Who may take a life; which life, and in what conditions? Who may create a life? Second, some basic principles of moral theology, applied to abortion: a focus upon the human act; considering the object, intention, and circumstances of an act; and the principle of double effect. Length: 60:29. (The Gift of Life, 2 of 6.)

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The Eucharist

Father Dan goes beyond surface appearances to reveal the heart of the Catholic Mass: the Real Presence of Christ; participation in his one perfect Sacrifice; and receiving his Body and Blood in Holy Communion. Deepen your understanding, and learn how to prepare yourself to truly enter in. Length: 1:24:16. (RCIA)

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Shining a light in the darkness of abortion

Christ’s light shines in the darkness of hopelessness and pain—even today, when so many women and men suffer from past abortions. Father Dan tells how Christ wants to use you to shine his light. Length: 12:45. (Read homily text here) (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A)

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Una luz brilla en las tinieblas del aborto

La experiencia del aborto en este país es una de las tinieblas. Aunque los inmigrantes Latinos originales permanecen en sus valores morales, sus hijos y nietos los dejan—y dan la entrada en su corazón a las tinieblas del aborto. Padre Dan habla de cómo la luz de Cristo brilla en las sombras nuestras—y cómo tú mismo puede traer su luz a otros. Largo: 14:35. (Lee el texto de la homilia aquí) (III Domingo Ordinario, Año A)

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Abortion

Father Dan begins a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining abortion—taking the life of a child not yet born. What is the Church’s teaching? Is it ever moral? Does it bring on excommunication? What do prenatal diagnosis and contraceptives have to do with it? What are our duties as voters? Length: 58:22. (The Gift of Life, 1 of 6.)

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Christ baptizes in the Holy Spirit

John the Baptist had a lot to say about Jesus that day. Do we grasp it? Father Dan explores the powerful background to John’s statements about the Holy Spirit and our Lord Jesus. Length: 12:25. (Read homily text here) (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A)

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The Blessed Virgin Mary

Father Dan concludes a series of classes on the truths at the heart of Christmas (and indeed of our Catholic faith and practice) by presenting the four dogmas about Christ’s mother: that she is Mother of God; that she is ever-virgin; that she was conceived free from the stain of sin; and that she was assumed body and soul into heaven. Learn how these truths connect closely with truths about her divine Son. Length: 47:06. (The Truth at the Heart of Christmas, 3 of 3.)

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Christ’s baptism and your mission (should you choose to accept it)

“Christ” means “Anointed”; but when was Christ anointed? How does this connect to his baptism? Father Dan explores how, through our baptism and confirmation, we share in Christ’s anointing, and in his mission. Length: 14:56. (Read homily text here) (Baptism of the Lord, Year A)

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Day 12: Going home changed

On the twelfth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan reviews what we have learned of Christ during these 12 days and how it can change us for good. Length: 18:40. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 12 of 12.)

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Day 11: The Magi

On the eleventh day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers how the Magi followed the light they had to find the One they had been seeking. Length: 18:43. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 11 of 12.)

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Day 10: King Herod

On the tenth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers how Herod lashed out against the Christ Child from his constant fear and pride. Length: 20:51. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 10 of 12.)

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Day 9: Simeon & Anna

On the ninth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers how Simeon received a long-awaited fulfillment, while Anna received an unexpected blessing. Length: 19:04. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 9 of 12.)

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Day 8: The Shepherds

On the eighth day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the joy of the shepherds, and how they became messengers of the Incarnation themselves. Length: 20:10. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 8 of 12.)

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Say Yes to God in this New Year

Why do we celebrate Christmas for 8 days? What does it mean that Mary is Mother of God, and why is it important? Father Dan explores these truths and how Mary’s example of total faith can guide us in this New Year. Length: 10:30. (Read homily text here) (Solemnity of Mary Mother of God)

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Day 7: Joseph

On the seventh day of the “Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas” online retreat, Father Dan considers the fears St. Joseph had to face in his response to news of the Incarnation. Length: 17:40. (Twelve Spiritual Days of Christmas, 7 of 12.)

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