Homilies for November 2014

Solemnity of All Saints (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)—November 1, … [Continue Reading]

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May We Donate Our Organs?

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What Every Chancery Needs to Consider

While every chancery is unique, some clearly function better than … [Continue Reading]

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Scriptural Iconography Communicating Our Vision of God

Literature, whether in the form of narratives, plays, autobiographies, … [Continue Reading]

The Transfiguration, by Nikolay Koshelev (19th century).

True, Virginal Wife of Joseph

Recently, a holy, married couple made the following claim regarding … [Continue Reading]

The Holy Family, by Juan Simon Gutierrez (1643-1718).

Fall Reading for October 2014

History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third … [Continue Reading]

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Synod on the Family

New "Synod Surprise", by Mark Brumley, over at the National Catholic Register.

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Homilies for November 2014

Solemnity of All Saints (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)—November 1, 2014   The Hidden Path to Beatitude Purpose: The Beatitudes are principles which Christ gave us in order to encourage us to aspire to true happiness. … continue reading..

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May We Donate Our Organs?

It is likely that most Catholics consider the question of the morality of organ donation to be a settled matter, and to view it as a noble and generous gesture on the part of donors. After all, the Catechism of the Catholic Church … continue reading..

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What Every Chancery Needs to Consider

While every chancery is unique, some clearly function better than others. There are, in fact, six common, key differentiators (listed below) which separate the highest functioning chanceries from those that are simply well … continue reading..

The Transfiguration, by Nikolay Koshelev (19th century).

Scriptural Iconography Communicating Our Vision of God

Literature, whether in the form of narratives, plays, autobiographies, biographies, or histories, is a question-raising work of art for the inquisitive mind seeking understanding. As such, it presents what scholastic philosophy … continue reading..

The Holy Family, by Juan Simon Gutierrez (1643-1718).

True, Virginal Wife of Joseph

Recently, a holy, married couple made the following claim regarding the central place of sexual intercourse in sacramental marriage, expressed as a personal insight, gained over the course of more than 50 years of sacramental … continue reading..

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Private Revelation and the Revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

The Nature of Private Revelation When thinking about the idea of private revelation, it occurs to one that there is, and has been, a lot of it going around for centuries; and the reason that it is so successful, both the true and … continue reading..

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Fall Reading for October 2014

History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium. James F. Hitchcock (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 2012) 584 pages. (Reviewed by Fr. Brian van Hove, S.J.) The Word Made Love: The Dialogical … continue reading..

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

A society is truly open to life when it recognizes that life is precious even in the elderly … [Read More...]

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