Leisure: The Basis of Everything?

At the start of every semester, I know that I will need to undertake a … [Continue Reading]

What is Christianity?

The only strength with which Christianity can make its influence felt … [Continue Reading]

Fatima and the “signs of the times” needs a closer look

Prologue: In search of a common point of departure and dialogue While … [Continue Reading]

Law and Freedom—“Do I Have to Go to Church Today, Mom!?”

I don’t do apologetics. I can do apologetics, I have a background in … [Continue Reading]

The Human Person Is a Bioethical Word

The choice in our time is this: either we are equally in receipt of … [Continue Reading]

Winter Reading 2017

A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. (Grand … [Continue Reading]

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Leisure: The Basis of Everything?

At the start of every semester, I know that I will need to undertake a kind of philosophical apologetics. I need to make my students see that philosophy is important. Indeed, it is really a matter of making them see that it … continue reading..

What is Christianity?

The only strength with which Christianity can make its influence felt publicly is ultimately the strength of its intrinsic truth. This strength, though, is as indispensable today as it ever was, because man cannot survive without … continue reading..

Fatima and the “signs of the times” needs a closer look

Prologue: In search of a common point of departure and dialogue While we should not recklessly seek signs from God, the Scriptures and the Second Vatican Council both assert that it is wise to be able to read the "signs of the … continue reading..

Index Lectionum: Scripture Usage in Roman Catholic Masses Before and After Vatican II

Matthew P Hazell & Dr. Peter A Kwasniewski (Foreword), Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, Volume I (Lectionary Study Press, 2016). The creation of a … continue reading..

Law and Freedom—“Do I Have to Go to Church Today, Mom!?”

I don’t do apologetics. I can do apologetics, I have a background in theology, from seminary formation, as well as Catholic graduate education. I do catechesis, I teach and do theology, my understanding of the New Evangelization … continue reading..

The Human Person Is a Bioethical Word

The choice in our time is this: either we are equally in receipt of the gift of life[1. Cf. Donum vitae, Introduction, 1.] or the ethical outcome of the "survival of the fittest" is that the fittest survive. Prologue: In search … continue reading..

Winter Reading 2017

A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2016) 248 pages; $28.00 paperback. Reviewed by Steven J. Meyer, S.T.D. John Lawrence Hill, After the Natural Law: How the … continue reading..

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Homilies for January 2017

The Octave Day of Christmas—January 1, 2017 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of … more...

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Second Sunday of Advent—December 4, 2016 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120416.cfm; IS … more...

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Index Lectionum: Scripture Usage in Roman Catholic Masses Before and After Vatican II

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A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. … more...

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Spiritual Communion: Freed from the Dust of Centuries

On the Pastoral Milieu: Extreme Alternatives to Approaching the Lord’s Table From hearsay: The … [Read More...]

To Whom Shall We Go?

(“To whom shall we go?” John 6: 66-69)[1. “As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to … [Read More...]

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