Recorded Homilies at St. Dominic’s

 

 

October 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Reformation Theology: Soli Deo Gloria

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches on the last of the Solas of Reformation Theology, Soli Deo Gloria to the Glory of God Alone. A common objection of protestants to our Catholic faith is our honoring of Mary and the Saints.  He takes us through the scriptures that honor the lives of prophets and saints and how their examples of virtue are really an example of God’s power at changing our human lives for His glory. Listen and learn at the conclusion how we can bring the understanding of these five solas together to do the work in reuniting Christ’s Church.




Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 Reformation Theology: Solus Christus

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. continues his preaching on the Five Solas of the Reformation. This week he provides the Catholic answer to Solus Christus or “Christ Alone”. Father shares his lengthy conversation with a protestant friend that he met with to talk through the differences within our Christian faith.  Listen and enjoy this perspective on how Christ gave us the Sacraments to bring us into deeper relationship with Him.




Sunday, October 15th, 2017 Reformation Theology: Sola Gratia

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches again on Reformation Theology and the basic belief that Christians are saved by God’s Grace alone and nothing we do can alter that grace even our merits.  This week he discusses the cooperation between God and humans with grace vs. merits and how these two affect our salvation. What does our Catholic faith demonstrate regarding God grace?
 



Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Reformation Theology: Sola Fide

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches this weekend again on the Reformation and the Protestant argument for Sola Fide, Faith Alone. Can we be saved by faith alone or do our works have any bearing on our salvation? What does our Catholic faith tell about our works and our salvation.




Sunday, October 1st, 2017 Reformation Theology: Sola Scriptura

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s about the 5 reasons, or pillars, that caused the Protestant Reformation and the split with the Catholic Church. Once we understand what divided us, we can begin the work to reunite us. He begins to describe the five major points of division of the faith here. Listen,  share with a Protestant friend and enjoy a Spirit-filled conversation. Continue to come back and listen for the next few weeks as he covers all of the pillars of the Reformation.




September 2017

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 The 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Corwin Low, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s on the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard.




Sunday, September 17th, 2017 Fr. Charles from Nigeria

Daily Decisions Determine Destiny!
 
Fr. Charles Onwordi, OP visits St. Dominic’s in Benicia from Nigeria and preaches on forgiveness in the face of persecution and trusting God. The moment we seek revenge we become aggressors and God tells us “vengeance is mine”. But how do we do this when in the face of such injustice, it is a constant struggle to commit to the 4 Ds of Love.



Sunday, September 10th, 2017 Admonish the Sinner

How can admonishing another persons sin be an act of Mercy? Br. Christopher Wetzel, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s on the Spiritual Act of Mercy that is Admonishing The Sinner.
 
While it may be uncomfortable for both parties to have someone point out our sins, the alternative leads us to continue on a path away from God. We often confirm ourselves when we repeat a sin with justification and other lies, this leads to continued suffering and damage rather than the freedom of forgiveness and grace.  Listen and reflect.



Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Deacon Errol Kissinger preaches on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary timeabout the trans-formative ability of suffering and how our Catholic faith solves this challenge.




August 2017

August 27th, 2017 Who do you say that I am?

Fr. Jerome Cudden, OP preaches on the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time at St. Dominic’s Benicia. The Gospel reading asking the disciples who others say that he is, and then asking them directly who they say that he is? How do we know that Jesus is the Christ. He reveals this over time in his words, miracles, and teachings. Listen and learn.






 

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