Homily for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 Luke 1:26-38 Today, Holy Mother Church commemorates and celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. This feast celebrates the Church’s dogmatic teaching that the Blessed Mother was given the gift from God of being conceived without original sin. That is to say, that from the moment …

A Reflection On the Annunciation

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As I said in a previous post on Ash Wednesday, the lives of both my wife and myself were, from the beginning of this Lent and before, destined for change and radical reform because our new daughter would be coming into the world before the end of Lent. Riley Amelia has arrived, and even now, it is clear that our …

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

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Yesterday I posted a short video on the history of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville. As a native Chattanoogan, I would be remiss to not also post this video on the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Like Immaculate Conception in Knoxville, Sts. Peter and Paul can be considered the mother church for Chattanooga. This is the video that was …