Saturday, October 03, 2009

New Blog for Sunday Sermons

Due to some technical difficulties, Fr. Jim Tucker's Sunday Sermons now can be seen at:

This blog will be taken down on or before November 1, 2009.

P.S. Not to worry! Comments from the Koala will remain at the same location.

Smiles, everyone.

Fr. Jim

Saturday, August 29, 2009

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here's another audio sermon, this time from the Church of the Epiphany in Cliffside Park, NJ:

You can find a direct link to it here

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This dogma of the Assumption is predicated upon centuries of faith and conviction that Mary, Christ's Blessed Mother, was assumed body and soul into heaven. The Eastern Rite churches have always celebrated the Dormition – the “Falling Asleep” of the Blessed Virgin.

Christians throughout the centuries show their reverence for what Christ has done through the saints by venerating their relics. We hear of the veneration of relics of the great saints. Even today we venerate relics. But there is no mention of the veneration of the bodily relics of the Blessed Virgin – because there are none. Jesus Christ, her Son, has taken her up to heaven.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Jesus: both Divine and Human

Check this out from Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire Ministries (

Pay close attention to the ground of all Christian belief, morality, ethics, and worship: Jesus Christ.

Monday, July 06, 2009

A Special Blog Entry: The Feast of St. Maria Goretti

Today is the feast of St. Maria Goretti, an Italian girl who was martyred at the age of 12 because she stood up for what is decent and right against her 20 year old oppressor.

St. Maria Goretti has a lot to teach us today about standing up for decency and purity, and about forgiveness of great evil.