Browsing the December 2018 archive of Fr. James Marshall Weekly Video Blog

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/18/18

Today’s contribution for the fourth Sunday of Advent is taken from Saint Hippolytus. Hippolytus (c. 170-236) was a Roman priest who probably came originally from the East. When Pope Callistus relaxed the penitential discipline of the Church, Hippolytus became the first anti-pope. The schism continued into the reign of ... Read More »

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/10/18

Today’s selection from the Fathers for the Third Sunday of Advent is taken from one of the greatest Fathers of the Church Saint Augustine of Hippo. Augustine (354-430) was born at Thagaste in Africa and received a Christian education, although he was not baptized until 387. In 391 he ... Read More »

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/03/18

As we move from the second coming of Christ to John the Baptist in this 2nd Sunday of Advent we are encouraged by John to “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” This is a call for repentance and conversion so that we can make a ... Read More »