Giving Nature Its Due—Even in Sacramental Matrimony

One of the “hot” debates in Catholic circles this past decade has been … [Continue Reading]

Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues for Contemporary Clergy, Part 2

This continues the meditation begun in Part 1, here. Generosity: Mark … [Continue Reading]

Disciple-Making with Mercenary Love

What is needed in these times to ignite a “new evangelization” that … [Continue Reading]

A Gift from Edith Stein (1891-1942)

Edith Stein was born into a Jewish family on the Feast of the … [Continue Reading]

The Sacred Liturgy as a Monument or Witness of Tradition

The Catholic who wishes to think with the Church, (sentire cum … [Continue Reading]

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The Concept of Woman: Volume III: The Search for Communion of Persons, … [Continue Reading]

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September 3, 2017—Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary … [Continue Reading]

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Giving Nature Its Due—Even in Sacramental Matrimony

One of the “hot” debates in Catholic circles this past decade has been the so-called “pure nature” debate. The basic question underlying the whole topic is: “How should we parse the interactions, so to speak, between nature and … continue reading..

Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues for Contemporary Clergy, Part 2

This continues the meditation begun in Part 1, here. Generosity: Mark 3: 31-35 Before Dr. Phil, there was a story about a couple who sought marriage counseling. The wife went in to see the counselor first, and alone. And after … continue reading..

Disciple-Making with Mercenary Love

What is needed in these times to ignite a “new evangelization” that will return zeal and vigor to our Catholic parishes and dioceses? We certainly are in need of personal and ecclesial renewal that is faithful to our Lord, and to … continue reading..

A Gift from Edith Stein (1891-1942)

Edith Stein was born into a Jewish family on the Feast of the Atonement, 1891, and died a Catholic Carmelite nun, St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, in Auschwitz in 1942. She is an "eminent daughter of Israel and faithful … continue reading..

The Sacred Liturgy as a Monument or Witness of Tradition

The Catholic who wishes to think with the Church, (sentire cum Ecclesia, as the expression goes), to take part in her life, and to grow in communion with her, must be attentive to her Tradition. For the faithful must hold fast to … continue reading..

Early Fall Reading

The Concept of Woman: Volume III: The Search for Communion of Persons, 1500-2015. By Sister Prudence Allen, R.S.M., Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. 546 pages. Reviewed by Joshua M. Evans, Ph.D. Revelation. Catholic Commentary … continue reading..

Homilies for September 2017

September 3, 2017—Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090317.cfm Jer 20:7-9; Ps. 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Rom. 12:1-2; Mt. 16:21-27 Conversion is hard. We want to change, we want to be … continue reading..

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