God’s Love for Us

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Homosexuality and Vocational Discernment and Choice

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The Problem with “Not” Having a Personal Relationship with Jesus

Christian believers know the God who created the Universe ... as a … [Continue Reading]

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Mythbuster Extraordinare: How Benedict Tackled False Christologies.

Christians sense there is something radically wrong in trying to put … [Continue Reading]

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Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: The History of Anti-Catholic Violence in the U.S.

We do not recall these instances of anti-Catholicism to foster more … [Continue Reading]

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God’s Love for Us

...the Son Jesus Christ has revealed the true nature of God the Father’s love for us: a love who becomes incarnate, not despite our sinfulness, but precisely because of it—a love that longs to suffer on behalf of the beloved, … continue reading..

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Homosexuality and Vocational Discernment and Choice

A seminary that is on-going in the cultivation and the learning of the skills of virtue as an expression of life-in-Christ, and as lived testimony to the Gospel, will be a seminary that is prepared to discern, and to equip, young … continue reading..

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The Holy Family, Celibacy, and Marriage: A Reflection on the “Passage” from the Jewish Rite of Marriage to the Sacrament of Marriage

If the sacrament of marriage came to be specified at a particular moment, then as the renewal of marriage was itself an indication of a new beginning ... it makes sense that the marriage of Mary and Joseph was precisely the … continue reading..

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The Problem with “Not” Having a Personal Relationship with Jesus

Christian believers know the God who created the Universe ... as a person who reveals himself as Love and Gift, and Personal in his nature. Jesus revealed that the One True God also has an inner life that is not only personal, … continue reading..

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Mythbuster Extraordinare: How Benedict Tackled False Christologies.

Christians sense there is something radically wrong in trying to put Christ into strange molds, where long-held Christian beliefs about Christ are attacked from all sides. As Benedict stated in his Dunwoodie address to … continue reading..

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Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: The History of Anti-Catholic Violence in the U.S.

We do not recall these instances of anti-Catholicism to foster more animosity or violence, but recall them as part of our history, a history that, like so many others, included the targeting of ethnic and religious groups for … continue reading..

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Does the Church state that there is an ideal form of government? What Magisterial status does the teaching of the popes on contraception enjoy?  Can it be changed?  Must we believe it? Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, and … continue reading..

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Homilies for August 2014

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Homilies for July 2014

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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...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz Responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

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