Homilies for July 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 3, 2016 Readings: Is … [Continue Reading]

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Thomistic Reflections on Divine Mercy and Divine Justice

Many paths can be taken during this Year of Mercy. Above all, we must … [Continue Reading]

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Conflicting Interpretations of Lumen Gentium 16

Fr. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., has recently claimed that Ralph Martin … [Continue Reading]

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The Trinity, Sexual Complementarity, and Authentic Marriage

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Homilies for July 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 3, 2016 Readings: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070316.cfm   The New Rule “Pride goes before disaster, and a … continue reading..

Thomistic Reflections on Divine Mercy and Divine Justice

Many paths can be taken during this Year of Mercy. Above all, we must trod the path of experiencing mercy—in our own participation in the Sacraments, and in our extension of Divine Mercy to others. Nevertheless, knowledge of the … continue reading..

Conflicting Interpretations of Lumen Gentium 16

Fr. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., has recently claimed that Ralph Martin “egregiously misrepresents Vatican II’s teaching {in LG 16}.”[1. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., The Second Vatican Council, Message and Meaning (Collegeville, Minnesota: … continue reading..

The Trinity, Sexual Complementarity, and Authentic Marriage

One of today’s most pressing errors is concerned with the confusion about the human person as male and female, and the increasing rejection by Christians of the revealed truth about authentic marriage. This is significant because … continue reading..

A Revolutionary Attraction

Americans have been living in an historical moment during which their existential awareness of what it means to be human has been drastically altered. Many of these changes are the consequence of a more extensive series of shifts … continue reading..

Pentecost, the New Babel

One of the most beautiful and profound parallels of our dear Catholic faith is the notion of types and analogies. This means that many things in the Old Testament are foreshadowing of things in the New, or that certain things that … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: Please distinguish between baptism by water, desire, and blood. Answer: Since the Second Vatican Council, there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the necessity of baptism for salvation. Prior to the Council, … continue reading..

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Homilies for July 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 3, 2016 Readings: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; Gal … more...

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Summer Reading for June 2016

David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican … more...

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What Would Pope Francis Do? By Sean Salai, S.J. (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2016), … more...

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The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today. John Michael Talbot with … more...

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