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"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

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Hold Your Applause

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Did you know that the Church Fathers were against clapping in the Church?  Do you know why? 

Fr. Vijay explains why you need to hold your applause and listen to the Word. 

 

Early Church Fathers: PRESERVING THE FAITH

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the 3rd and 4th centuries, the early Church found herself needing to respond to heresies. Who were these early Christians who fought to preserve the faith? Join us in part 3, entitled PRESERVING THE FAITH.

Racism and Christ

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Fr. Vijay has a message about true Christianity in the wake of the terrorist act that happened in Charlottesville, VA. It is a calling for all of us to re-evaluate how we view others and ourselves. 

St. Mary the Missionary

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 Of all of the names and descriptions given to St. Mary, one is always missing from the list.  If a missionary is one who is sent by God to share the good news of Jesus Christ, then wouldn't that make St. Mary the first missionary?  Check out the latest talk in the Link as Fr. Michael discusses the Virgin, her witness to Christ, and what this means for you.

Supernova

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Though humanity fights to understand God and His Creation regardless of the mystery that is beyond our comprehension, we catch glimpses of God's signature on His Work. On this Sunday that we remember the Holy Transfiguration, Fr. Vijay delves into the cosmos to find a message from God. 

Greater Than

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 Fr. Vijay uses a symbol mathematic principle to assess our commitment to God's Word. 

Who is the Greatest?

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Fr. Vijay looks at Mark 9:33-37 and tries to parse Jesus' answer to the question, "Who is the greatest?"

In doing so, he uncovers an essential difference between success and fruitfulness.

Why do bad things happen?

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 Fr. Vijay looks at a simple question... "Why do bad things happen?" 

The search for the answer to this question leads to other questions and finally to a greater understanding of the radical difference in the message of Jesus Christ. 

 

God Has a Plan for Your Life

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Ever felt confused, disappointed, or uncertain about your purpose on Earth? God has a plan for your life and the good news is that it's better than you could ever imagine.

SPEAKING IN TONGUES: The Early Christian Understanding

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What exactly is "speaking in tongues"?  Is the modern day phenomenon a renewal of what we find in the book of Acts and 1 Corinthians?  If not, how do you describe it?  Fr. Michael Sorial discusses all this and more in light of the Biblical account and early Christian witness.

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