Homilies for March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)—March 4, 2018 Readings: h … [Continue Reading]

Understanding Anger in Those We Care For

A friend of mine conducted an informal survey of priests in the … [Continue Reading]

A Reflection on Youth, College & Young Adult Ministries, Part II

In the first part of this two-part article, I had discussed the levels … [Continue Reading]

Geriatric Spirituality

Early in the last century, the specialty of geriatric medicine became … [Continue Reading]

The Sacramental Ecclesiology of St. Ignatius of Antioch and Joseph Ratzinger

In a 1978 lecture entitled, “On the Meaning of Sacrament,” Cardinal Jos … [Continue Reading]

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Who Knows? The Truth About Pope Pius XI and His Much-Maligned Successor.

Hitler, Mussolini, and the Vatican: Pope Pius XI and the Speech That … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)—March 4, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030418-year-b.cfm Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11.; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25 “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” Has the love … continue reading..

Understanding Anger in Those We Care For

A friend of mine conducted an informal survey of priests in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul to find out which sins were heard most often in the sacrament of reconciliation. No surprise that #1 transgression for men … continue reading..

A Reflection on Youth, College & Young Adult Ministries, Part II

In the first part of this two-part article, I had discussed the levels of youth, college, and young adult ministries. My emphasis was on why it is so important, and what is appropriate for each level and age of young people we … continue reading..

Geriatric Spirituality

Early in the last century, the specialty of geriatric medicine became an essential part of the American health system. It differed from the standard forms of medical treatment because it was directed toward the physical and … continue reading..

The Sacramental Ecclesiology of St. Ignatius of Antioch and Joseph Ratzinger

In a 1978 lecture entitled, “On the Meaning of Sacrament,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger describes modern man’s inability to understand symbolism and sacraments. Ratzinger was addressing an age greatly influenced by the histo … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: There seems to be an ongoing question about the explanation of marriage which appears in Amoris Laetitia concerning the reliability of moral laws. Even some orthodox Catholics are questioning whether a moral law can be … continue reading..

Who Knows? The Truth About Pope Pius XI and His Much-Maligned Successor.

Hitler, Mussolini, and the Vatican: Pope Pius XI and the Speech That Was Never Made is an English translation published in 2011 of a book first published in 2007 by Emma Fattorini, professor of Modern History at the University of … continue reading..

Late Winter Book Reviews

The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church. By Gerhard Ludwig Müller with Carlos Granados. Translated by Richard Goodyear. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017. pp. 221+xi. $17.95 pb. ISBN 9 … continue reading..

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