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Catholic Formula for Determining Self-Worth

Fr Vallee’s homily to the Carrollton School–part of the world-wide network of Sacred Heart Schools inspired by the vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat who founded the first school of the Sacred Heart in 1801–graduates, an excerpt: … But be … Continue reading

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Why We Pray for Priests

A portion of Fr Vallee’s homily for Mother’s Day: I. Mother’s Day/OrdinationsToday, I went to the ordination of three priests at the Cathedral. As you may know, the “form” of ordination is Bishop’s Prayer of Consecration. The “matter” of ordination … Continue reading

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Looking for God? Be Quiet

A portion of Fr Vallee’s homily on the last Sunday of Lent We will be judged based on what we hear and how we hear, on what we are listening for in our lives. You see, and this is the … Continue reading

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>We Are Religious Because We Are Not Perfect

>Excerpts from Fr Valle’s 3rd Sunday of Lent homily: The disciples are surprised to find Jesus talking with this fallen, scandalous woman. Why? Because the disciples do not get it. They think that to be religious, you must be perfect. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday — Slowing the Process of Rot

Slowing the process of rot may not seem like a worthy goal, but give Fr Vallee a chance to explain. I know that I usually have jokes, songs and stories for you. But today we deal with a topic which … Continue reading

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We have been through the Gospels, but have the Gospels been through us?

We have been through the Gospels but have the Gospels been through us? So asks our favorite ethernet priest, Fr Vallee. Here is an excerpt of his homily from Feb 8th, 2009: You and I know the Gospels pretty well. … Continue reading

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Should You Love Your Work?

Fr Valle’s homily of Jan 25 says yes, to the question of whether we should love our work: I. Paul and no horse Today’s feast gives us, visually speaking, one of the most misquoted passages in Scripture. We characterize conversions … Continue reading

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Where Do You Look for God?

Our favorite ethernet homilies come courtesy of Fr Vallee. His latest homily, begins as follows: Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, and an unnamed disciple are the first to follow Jesus. The way the call takes place is extremely interesting. The two … Continue reading

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Why Is Christ Baptized?

Fr Vallee weighs in on Sunday’s gospel reading and tackles the question, Why is Christ baptized? Augustine tells us: “Discover why he was born and you will discover why he was baptized. There, I mean to say, you will discover … Continue reading

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Fr Vallee’s Christmas Homily

Below is Fr Vallee’s Christmas homily in its entirety. St. John’s Gospel explains the meaning of Christmas with theological depth and breathtaking brevity: On this Christmas night, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” But pay attention here. The … Continue reading

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