70 Years a Priest of God: Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.

Father Martin Stepanich

(Fall, 2006) Known as Frank Stepanich in his pre-Franciscan days, the future Father Martin was born on a farm near the small town of Neodesha in southeast Kansas on November 12, 1915. Grade school education at the nearby Brooks country school was followed by one year at Neodesha High School. Answering the call of God, […]

Whole and Undefiled We Must Maintain the Integrity of the Catholic Faith

(Original Title: Whole and Undefiled We Must Maintain the Integrity of the Catholic Faith) Regular readers of our magazine are aware of the fact that we have frequently pointed out the errors of the so-called “Recognize and Resist” theological position — often simply referred to as R&R. The reason for our repeated warnings is because […]

Do I need to confess If I convert to the Catholic Church from a Protestant sect?

Man Going to Confession

Cases of Conscience from The Casuist Necessity of General Confession for a Convert Rebaptized Sub Conditione Mr. N., a convert to the Catholic faith, was baptized, as a child, in the Lutheran Church. He is now 50 years of age. There exists reasonable doubt as to the validity of his baptism received in the Lutheran […]

Sermon on St. Stephen

My dear friends, today we celebrate a great Saint in the Catholic Church. St. Stephen is called the “Protomartyr” which means the first Martyr ever. He was the first Saint who had sacred orders, the first Saint to die while seeing our Lord Jesus Christ, and sort of an ambassador, or a scout, who showed […]

On Christmas Night

My dear friends, tonight, lets us go back with our minds to that night, a little over two thousand years ago, when The Virgin Mary, and her Husband the chaste Joseph, where looking for shelter. Imagine this little town, in the middle of Palestine, crowded with people, where most of them lived perhaps, in what […]

4th Sunday of Advent -The Presence of Jesus and My soul as the manger.

My dear friends: Suppose that you are at your work, or daily chores, and suddenly, you feel a certain tremor go up your spine. A sense of something supernatural takes place, and your souls naturally fears the unknown, and as you look back, you see a presence from heaven, an Angel, that tells you that […]

3rd Sunday of Advent – The Priest as a Prophet

Epistle from the letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the PhilippiansPhil 4:4-7Brethren: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety, but in every prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. And may […]

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent.

Epistle Taken from the letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the RomansRom 15:4-13Brethren: Whatever things have been written have been written for our instruction, that through the patience and the consolation afforded by the Scriptures we may have hope. May then the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one […]

On the 6th Sunday After Epiphany

Daniel in the Lions Den

Homily By fr. Carlos Zepeda. today I would like to talk about our daily prayers. But I would like to begin by telling you of the Prophet Daniel. But before I begin, I would like to bring back to our minds, that this story is not just a tale, it is a historical fact. In […]

On the Feast of All the Saints

Lesson from the book of RevelationApoc 7:2-12In those days, behold, I John, saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, who had it in their power to harm the earth and the sea, saying, Do […]

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