Homilies for February 2015

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 1, 2015 True … [Continue Reading]

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The Holy Land

Spending the Christmas season in the Holy Land has made me much more … [Continue Reading]

The city of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.
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Laying the Foundation for Forming Disciples in Our Parishes

A recent mailing of the Franciscan University of Steubenville … [Continue Reading]

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization

“I have often affirmed my conviction that the true apology of … [Continue Reading]

Pope Benedict XVI's allegory on faith and the search for truth, using the image of cathedral windows.

Accusations against Priests

The evaluation process of accusations against priests in regard to … [Continue Reading]

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Liturgy in Bede’s World

Time-honored ritual; a space often ornate, if not opulent, used almost … [Continue Reading]

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Winter Reading for January 2015

New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today. Cardinal … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for February 2015

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 1, 2015 True Authority Purpose: In a world which struggles with authority, as people of faith, we know that Christ is the true model of authority. Calling for us to have faith in … continue reading..

The city of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.
(Photos provided by Fr. Meconi)

The Holy Land

Spending the Christmas season in the Holy Land has made me much more sensitive to how communities are “ringing in” the New Year. As the date turned from 2014 to 2015, two very different calls for solidarity made the news. On … continue reading..

Albright photos 1-23-15

Laying the Foundation for Forming Disciples in Our Parishes

A recent mailing of the Franciscan University of Steubenville declares, “The age of casual Catholicism is over. The age of heroic Catholicism has begun.”[1. Fr. Terrence Henry, TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville. ] Men … continue reading..

Pope Benedict XVI's allegory on faith and the search for truth, using the image of cathedral windows.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization

“I have often affirmed my conviction that the true apology of Christian faith, the most convincing demonstration of its truth…are the saints and the beauty that the faith has generated.”[1. Joseph Ratzinger, “The Feeling … continue reading..

Fitzgibbons photos 1-21-15

Accusations against Priests

The evaluation process of accusations against priests in regard to determining their suitability for priestly ministry would benefit from greater justice and knowledge of psychological science. There are presently severe … continue reading..

Heisey photos 1-22-15

Liturgy in Bede’s World

Time-honored ritual; a space often ornate, if not opulent, used almost exclusively for this purpose; seating by hierarchy; candles; a prayer, perhaps in Latin, perhaps in English; ceremonial robes; a bevy of trained servers; wine; … continue reading..

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Winter Reading for January 2015

New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today. Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2013) 91 pages. (Reviewed by Dr. Edward Peters) ______ A Future Built on Faith: Religious Life and … continue reading..

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Homilies for February 2015

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 1, 2015 True Authority Purpose: In a world which struggles … more...

The Birth of Christ, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890).

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New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today. Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  (Huntington, … more...

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31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator. Jared Dees (Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press: … more...

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The Sacramentality of Human Love according to St. John Paul II

Vatican City, November 17, 2014 Dear Friends, It is my distinct honor and personal pleasure to … [Read More...]

Pope Francis’ Message to the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

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