Archives for October 2012

Questions Answered

Is Guilt Always Wrong? Repetition of Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence? Is Guilt Always Wrong? Question: I have heard that there are some religion programs for children which give the children the impression that guilt is … [Read more...]

The Pastoral Mandate, Politicians and Religious Liberty

Is this threat to religious liberty a political problem, or is it a pastoral problem? ... With the 2012 election nearing, it is a time ... to have a serious discussion about the relationship between the bishops pastoral practices, and the … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2012

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for November 2012 Christ, the Savior by Geranimo Bobadilla 1620-1680 Christ, The Great High Priest Purpose: The second reading should be used occasionally when it presents an important … [Read more...]

Preaching to the Whole Person: Classical Wisdom for the New Evangelization

St. Augustine, the Church’s foremost teacher in the classical art of Christian preaching, master rhetorician, and former teacher of oratory, was convinced that the pagan rhetorical tradition, so important to the ancient cultures of Greece … [Read more...]

Theologians’ academic respectability

The teaching authority of the Church is the only guarantee the theologian has for both his academic respectability, and his intellectual freedom. Over the years, we have printed many articles on the proper relationship that should exist … [Read more...]

Las Presentaciones: A Vibrant Hispanic Tradition

This principally Mexican tradition of the presenting of a child to God, and to the Church, stems from a strong desire by parents to ask for divine protection for their newborn, and thanksgiving for a safe childbirth, as infant mortality … [Read more...]

The Latest Book Reviews

Reviews on the following books: THE MEANING OF SEX. By Jay Budziszewski (Reviewed by Fr. James Schall, S.J.). THE SECRET LIFE OF JOHN PAUL II. By Lino Zani with Marilu Simoneschi. (Reviewed by Peter A. Huff). DOCTRINAL SERMONS ON THE … [Read more...]

The Year of Faith: Recovering a Culture that is Genuinely Catholic

Surveys of Catholics reveal that a majority do not live in accord with, or simply do not know, their Catholic faith. ... On October 11, Pope Benedict called for a “Year of Faith” to “rediscover the journey of faith” in the midst of “a … [Read more...]

The Most Holy Rosary

Because the Immaculate Virgin was chosen to be the Mother of God, cooperating with him in the work of man's salvation, she has a favor and power with her Son greater than any human or angelic creature ... it is her greatest pleasure to … [Read more...]

The Heavenly Attitudes

The mystery of receiving God’s love is to fully experience ... the infinite love God has for each one of us, along with an equally experiential awareness of our uniqueness, and smallness.   St. Faustina and St. Catherine of Siena The … [Read more...]

The Vertex of Love

When Mary was predestined in one and the same decree with Jesus Christ by the design of God—before the creation of angels or the universe, and before the existence of sin or evil—she was predestined to be the Spouse of the Holy Spirit ... … [Read more...]

In Praise of My Father

I write this article as a pause from the great sorrow of scandal which has wounded the Church, in order to bring to mind... the spiritual beauty of fatherhood present in our priests. Being corrected by a prince of the Church in the … [Read more...]