On Vulnerability and Self-Disclosure in Priestly Formation

By some accounts, millennials—the cultural cohort of young adults born … [Continue Reading]

All For Jesus

“All for Jesus," Sister William had said in the ward, pulling on the … [Continue Reading]

On Good and Evil in the Things That Afflict Us

What is the proper attitude toward the afflictions God sends our way? … [Continue Reading]

In Praise of Patriarchy and Headship

For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the … [Continue Reading]

The Mystery of Hell

As the world has moved towards a relativistic stance in relation to … [Continue Reading]

What is Authentic Intimacy?

This article is a response to a Protestant couple that disagreed with … [Continue Reading]

Armageddon and the “Kings from the East”

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great river … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for November 2017

Homily for the 31st Week in Ordinary Time—November 5, 2017 Readings: … [Continue Reading]

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On Vulnerability and Self-Disclosure in Priestly Formation

By some accounts, millennials—the cultural cohort of young adults born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s—are the “vulnerability generation”, using their struggles, flaws, and personality quirks to their advantage, to connect … continue reading..

All For Jesus

“All for Jesus," Sister William had said in the ward, pulling on the rubber gloves. "Say it, my dear students, every time you are called upon for what seems an impossible task. Then you can do anything with serenity. It is a … continue reading..

On Good and Evil in the Things That Afflict Us

What is the proper attitude toward the afflictions God sends our way? Are they bad things, or good things? The answer is: “Both, but in respect to different things.“ I want especially here to concentrate on several types of … continue reading..

In Praise of Patriarchy and Headship

For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. (Ephesians 5:23) He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. … continue reading..

The Mystery of Hell

As the world has moved towards a relativistic stance in relation to the existence of objective truth, then the idea of hell, and the full reality of this dogma, is not surprisingly something the secular world wants to be … continue reading..

What is Authentic Intimacy?

This article is a response to a Protestant couple that disagreed with the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the marriage act. It was a pleasant evening and we were discussing some of the books I was reading. The topic of … continue reading..

Armageddon and the “Kings from the East”

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great river Euphrates; and dried up the water thereof, that a way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun. And I saw from the mouth of the dragon, and from the … continue reading..

Homilies for November 2017

Homily for the 31st Week in Ordinary Time—November 5, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110517.cfm Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10;  Ps 131:1, 2, 3; 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13;  Mt 23:1-12 By Deacon Peter Santandrieu Is it … continue reading..

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The Concept of Woman: Volume III: The Search for Communion of Persons, 1500-2015. By Sister Prudence … more...

In Heaven, There Is Only Singing

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Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

Introduction[0. Paper presented at Theological Colloquium held at St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary, … [Read More...]

Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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