Homilies for November 2017

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

Now Is the Time

At the beginning of his pontificate, Saint John Paul the Great coined … [Continue Reading]

On the Lowly, Yet Vital, Importance of Chastity

The reader likely needs no introduction to the recent uproar in … [Continue Reading]

St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Cardinal Newman

It is common these days to read of certain figures whose contribution … [Continue Reading]

Blessed Are Those

Amongst the many images of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered

Question: There has been a great deal of talk recently about the fact … [Continue Reading]

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Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality by Deacon … [Continue Reading]

Homilies For October 2017

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 1, 2017 Readings: … [Continue Reading]

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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..

Now Is the Time

At the beginning of his pontificate, Saint John Paul the Great coined the term “new evangelization” to describe a great urgency facing the Church. Nearly forty years on, the use of the term is now widespread among Catholics … continue reading..

On the Lowly, Yet Vital, Importance of Chastity

The reader likely needs no introduction to the recent uproar in Catholic media regarding the rescinding of various speaking engagements previously granted to Fr. James Martin, SJ. Those particular waters are so contentious that I … continue reading..

St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Cardinal Newman

It is common these days to read of certain figures whose contribution to the Church in some way prefigured the reforms of Vatican II—e.g., de Lubac, Congar—but among them also are the figures of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little … continue reading..

Blessed Are Those

Amongst the many images of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Catholic Christians are used to constantly thinking of the Mass as sacrifice, fellowship, and fraternal meal, yet few evoke such an intimate sense as that of a … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: There has been a great deal of talk recently about the fact that Christians cannot be rigid, and that rigidity compromises mercy and the Gospel. The Pharisees are used as examples of this. Why is there so much emphasis … continue reading..

Autumn Book Reviews

Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015), xi + 279 pp. Reviewed by Dr. Joshua M. Evans. Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each … continue reading..

Homilies For October 2017

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 1, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/100117.cfm Ez. 18:25-28; Ps. 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Phil. 2:1-(5)11; Mt. 21:28-32 Religion and Faith Often the Gospels describe a … continue reading..

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Homilies for November 2017

Homily for the 31st Week in Ordinary Time—November 5, 2017 Readings: … more...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 1, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/100117.cfm Ez. … more...

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Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. (San … more...

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

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

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