Archives for October 2015

Homilies for November 2015

All Saints Solemnity—November 1, 2014 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110115.cfm The Church Honors Her Exemplary Saints Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, the great holy day on which the Church praises God by honoring … [Read more...]

Love and Responsibility: Required Reading for the Synod on the Family

Thanks to the Synod on the Family, the Catholic Church is now engaged in an intense discussion on sexual morality and married life. Yet if one listens carefully to the debates and polemics, it becomes evident that there is immense confusion … [Read more...]

Maritain on Just About Everything

“God is an All-powerful Cause because He gives to all things their being and their very nature and acts in them, more intimate to them than they are to themselves, in the way that is proper to their essential being; thus assuring from … [Read more...]

“Do-it-Yourself” or Vocation: Coincidence or Providence

"Window dressing” or the Complementarity of the Sacraments of Marriage and the Eucharist?

Is marriage independent of sexual identity, an optional role or an unjust institution; or, alternatively, is there a deeper answer to the question of a man marrying a woman? We live in a time, then, when the foundations of marriage in the … [Read more...]

Halloween: Neither A Trick Nor A Treat

Old and New Experiences There are certain joyful events in our life which are deeply embedded in our memory. Some of those events are associated with particular celebrations or holidays. One such holiday is Halloween which has become part … [Read more...]

Questions Answered

Question: A local priest has, on more than one occasion, preached that Jesus “became a human being.” Is that the same thing as he “became man?” Are the two terms interchangeable? Answer: This question takes up the famous issue of what … [Read more...]

Fall Reading for October 2015

Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching. Michael White and Tom Corcoran. (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, Rebuilt Parish Book, 2015) 224 pages; $15.00. (Reviewed by Jon M. Ericson) Family and … [Read more...]