Welcome to the homiletic and scholarly journal of Rev. Fr. J. Michael Venditti, M. Div., presenting a record of his preaching and non-liturgical essays. Father Michael's Radio Theater© presents mystery and adventure from America's "Golden Age of Radio" from Father Michael's own collection of historical recordings.
     The author of this site is a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, who served for more than half his priesthood in the Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church; thus, in addition to homilies based on the two calendars of the Roman Rite, the archives contain many based on the calendar of the Byzantine Tradition as well.
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Toward the end of the previous Year of Grace, Father Michael had neglected this website because, in his current assignment, he has few opportunities to preach; nevertheless, preaching remains the first love of his priesthood, and he hopes to keep active as a preacher vicariously on this website by posting his homilies, some of which are new and some repeated from previous years.

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Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:

[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[EF] = The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[RR] = The Ruthenian Recension of the Byzantine Rite.

6:18 AM 1/19/2019 [OF] The First Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [EF] The Fourth Class Feria of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday; the Commemoration of Saints Marius, Martha, Audifax & Abachum, Martyrs; and, the Commemoration of Saint Canute, King & Martyr. Conversion Never Ends.

8:54 AM 1/16/2019 [OF] The First Wednesday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Marcellus I, Pope & Martyr. First, Prayer; then, More Prayer; then, When That's Done, Finally We Can Settle Down to Pray.

6:24 PM 1/12/2019 [OF] The First Sunday of Ordinary Time: the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. [EF] The First Sunday after Epiphany: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Family. If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him.

9:23 PM 1/11/2019 [OF] The Friday after Epiphany. [EF] The Fifth Day after Epiphany; and, the Commemoration of Saint Hyginus, Pope & Martyr. Can You Keep a Secret?

8:29 PM 1/9/2019 [OF] The Thursday after Epiphany. [EF] The Fourth Day after Epiphany. Keep Your Hands to Your Self.

6:29 AM 1/9/2019 [OF] The Wednesday after Epiphany. [EF] The Third Day after the Epiphany. Christ is Passing By.

8:31 PM 1/7/2019 [OF] The Tuesday after Epiphany. [EF] The Second Day after the Epiphany. Love.

6:50 AM 1/7/2019 [OF] Monday after the Epiphany; or, the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest. [EF] The First Day after the Epiphany. Down to Business.

8:28 AM 1/6/2019 [OF] The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. A Lesson on How to Adore.

10:19 AM 1/5/2019 [OF] The Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop. [EF] The Fourth Day after the Circumcision; and, the Commemoration of Saint Telesphorus, Pope & Martyr. Who Am I to Jesus?

4:35 AM 1/3/2019 [OF] The Second Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. [EF] The Second Day after the Circumcision. At the Name of Jesus, Every Knee Should Bend.

5:08 AM 1/1/2019 [OF] The Octave Day of the Nativity: the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. [EF] The Octave Day of the Nativity. The Poor Man’s Epiphany.

8:59 AM 12/31/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Seventh Day of Christmas; and, the Commemoration of Saint Sylvester I, Pope & Confessor. The Daily Christmas in Our Souls.

8:19 PM 12/29/2018 [OF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord: the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. [EF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord. The Sound of Silence.

7:14 AM 12/29/2018 [OF] The Fifth Day of Christmas; and, the Commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr. [EF] The Fifth Day of Christmas; and, the Commemoration of Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop & Martyr. How to Recognize God.

7:00 AM 12/28/2018 [OF] The Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs. [EF] The Second Class Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs; and, the Commemoration of the Fourth Day of Christmas. When Bad Things Happen to Good People; or, Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

9:44 AM 12/26/2018 [OF] The Feast of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr; and, the Commemoration of the Second Day of Christmas. Sanguis Martyrum Semen Christianorum.

8:46 AM 12/25/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Real Christmas Tree.

6:52 AM 12/24/2018 [OF] The Eighth Day of the Greater Antiphons. [EF] The Vigil Day of the Nativity of Our Lord. Do Not Fear the Dawn.

12:59 PM 12/23/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Sunday of Advent; and, the Seventh Day of the Greater Antiphons. Confession, Part Three: Don't Be a Moron.

8:57 PM 12/21/2018 [OF] The Sixth Day of the Greater Antiphons. [EF] Ember Saturday of Advent; and, the Sixth Day of the Greater Antiphons. Magnificat!

6:50 AM 12/20/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Day of the Greater Antiphons. Be Not Afraid.

7:18 AM 12/19/2018 [OF] The Third Day of the Greater Antiphons. [EF] The Third Day of the Greater Antiphons; and, Ember Wednesday of Advent. I Never Said There Would Be No Math Questions.

9:58 AM 12/17/2018 [OF] & [EF] The First Day of the Greater Antiphons. Star Wars Theology and the Scandal of the Incarnation.

9:25 AM 12/17/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Third Sunday of Advent, known as "Gaudete Sunday." Confession, Part Two: Be Not Afraid.

9:34 PM 12/12/2018 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin & Martyr. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Lucy, Virgin & Martyr; and, the Commemoration of the Second Thursday of Advent. It's Not That Bad.

7:01 AM 12/12/2018 [OF] The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe; and, the Commemoration of the Second Wednesday of Advent. I Have the Need … the Need for Speed.

10:10 PM 12/9/2018 [OF] The Second Monday of Advent. [EF] The Second Monday of Advent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Melchiades, Pope & Martyr. God Is Not a Vending Machine.

5:06 PM 12/8/2018 [OF] & [EF] The Second Sunday of Advent. Confession, Part One: Don't Be Such a Smart Aleck.

6:13 PM 12/7/2018 [OF] The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and, the Commemoration of the First Saturday of Advent. Where is That in the Bible? Try Starting at the First Page, and Go from There.

7:09 AM 12/6/2018 [OF] The First Thursday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor; and, the Commemoration of the First Thursday of Advent. A Teacher of Moderation, a Model of Faith, and an Example of Virtue.

7:26 AM 12/5/2018 [OF] The First Wednesday of Advent. [EF] The First Wednesday of Advent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Sabbas, Abbot. Even Miracles Need Raw Materials.

10:28 PM 12/2/2018 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Confessor; and, the Commemoration of the First Monday of Advent. The Harder the Nut, the Bigger the Nut Cracker.

3:25 PM 12/1/2018 [OF] & [EF] The First Sunday of Advent. A Judgment Rooted in the Truth is Without Malice.

Archive of homilies from December 3rd, 2017, through October 6th, 2018.

Archive of homilies from November 27th, 2016, through December 2nd, 2017.

Archive of homilies from November 29th, 2015, through November 24th, 2016.

Archive of homilies from November 30th, 2014, through November 28th, 2015.

Archive of homilies from January 5th, 2014, through November 22nd, 2014.

Archive of homilies from January 7th, 2013, through December 29th, 2013.

Archive of homilies from January 2nd, 2012, through December 30th, 2012.

Archive of homilies from October 26th, 2006, through December 25th, 2011.

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