Fr. Wade Menezes

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About Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM

Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching Religious Congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky. Ordained a priest during the Great Jubilee Year 2000, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Thought from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto, Canada and his dual Master of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. His secular college degrees are in journalism and communications.

Having served as Director of Vocations and Director of Seminarians for the Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Wade has also served as the Chaplain-in-Residence at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. While at the Shrine, Fr. Wade was a daily Mass celebrant, homilist and confessor; he also gave spiritual conferences on specialized points of Catholic Christian doctrine to the many pilgrims who visit the Shrine. Both the Monastery and Shrine are affiliated with EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network.

Fr. Wade has been a contributing writer for The National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Twin Circle, Catholic Faith and Family, The Wanderer, Pastoral Life, The Catholic Faith, Lay Witness and Christian Ranchman publications. Several homiletic series of his have appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, an international journal for Priests. Fr. Wade has also been a guest on various episodes of EWTN's "Mother Angelica Live" and "Life on the Rock" programs during which he discussed such topics as the sanctification of marriage and family life, vocations and the Sacred Liturgy. He has also hosted several televised series for EWTN, which have covered such topics as the necessity of the spiritual life, the Four Last Things, the Ten Commandments of Catholic Family Life, and the Gospel of Life vs. the Culture of Death. He is also host of the EWTN segment series, The Crux of the Matter.

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Easter Sunday: Sharing in Divine Life in this Life – Fr. Wade Menezes

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Fr. Wade explains how the Risen Christ makes us able to share in God’s Life even during our earthly life – Preached in the Chapel of Divine Mercy April 20, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:29 — 10.7MB)

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The Dignity of Human Labor – Fr. Wade Menezes

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Fr. Wade Menezes considers how Jesus called the Apostles who were working, and he explains the Church’s social teaching on the dignity of human labor – Preached in the Chapel of Divine Mercy January 26, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:28 — 11.4MB)

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Crux of the Matter – The Precepts of the Church

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  The Crux of the Matter 5 Topic: The Precepts of the Church By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM The Fathers of Mercy   The Precepts of the Church, as defined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, are those positive laws or commandments “made by Church authorities to guarantee for the faithful the indispensable minimum…Read More

Crux of the Matter – The Seven Sacraments and Their Frequency

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  The Crux of the Matter 4 Topic:  The Seven Sacraments and Their Frequency By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM The Fathers of Mercy The seven Sacraments and their normative frequency; that is, how often we should receive them…what does the Church teach in this regard? Three of the Sacraments can only be received once.  That’s…Read More

Crux of the Matter – The Seven Capital Sins, their Virtues and Extremes

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    The Crux of the Matter 3 Topic:  The Seven Capital Sins, their Virtues and Extremes By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM The Fathers of Mercy A well-versed Christian is always prepared to announce the seven capital sins, so as to protect himself and others, knowing the harm they can do to the human person.…Read More

Continuing the Theme of the Year of Faith – Fr. Wade Menezes

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Fr. Wade talks about why we need knowledge of the faith to promote the faith, defend the faith, lead others to the faith, and lead ourselves to salvation – Preached in the Chapel of Divine Mercy December 22, 2013 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:31 — 11.4MB)

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The Innate Dignity of the Human Person – Fr. Wade Menezes

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Fr. Wade explains how the readings for Sunday, September 29, 2013 call us to acknowledge the innate dignity of the human person. Fr. Wade also explains how God revealed that every human being possesses an innate dignity that must always be respected. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:39 — 12.1MB)

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Crux of the Matter available in both DVD and written form!

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“The Crux of the Matter” – the short segment quick take series on EWTN of which Fr. Wade Menezes is the host, is now available on DVD from the Fathers of Mercy.  Simply go to www.fathersofmercy.com to place your order via our On-Line Catalog link.  Also, Fr. Wade Menezes will begin posting his various Crux…Read More

Crux of the Matter – Fourteen Works of Mercy

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  The Crux of the Matter 1 Topic:  The Fourteen Works of Mercy By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM The Fathers of Mercy The Works of mercy are those charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbors in their bodily and spiritual needs.  And while such actions are surely many, the Church’s…Read More

Crux of the Matter – Four Consequences of Personal Sin

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  The Crux of the Matter 2 Topic:  Four Consequences of Personal Sin By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM The Fathers of Mercy As Christians, we know that sin is always a personal act.  Even though it might be carried out with another (as in the case of adultery), or with others, sin is always committed…Read More