The Homiletic Directory

In response to a request made by the 2008 Synod of Bishops, the … [Continue Reading]

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Offering Dignity through Hope, Not Death with Dignity

In February of 2015, Valentina Maureira, a 14-year-old Chilean girl … [Continue Reading]

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On a Small Point of Doctrine

He (Sir Thomas More) gave up life itself, deliberately; he accepted … [Continue Reading]

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Practicing What We Preach

As he struggled with the question of whether or not to enter into full … [Continue Reading]

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Not Guilty

Sacrifice has been bound up with biblical religion since the earliest, … [Continue Reading]

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Lord, I Would Believe

In this little expostulation, let us take a closer look at the state … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Answered

Pope Francis seems to be placing a renewed emphasis on the teachings … [Continue Reading]

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Crombie photos 4-8-15

The Homiletic Directory

In response to a request made by the 2008 Synod of Bishops, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments recently published the Homiletic Directory. The Directory was commissioned to assist homilists in … continue reading..

To photos 4-10-15

Offering Dignity through Hope, Not Death with Dignity

In February of 2015, Valentina Maureira, a 14-year-old Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis, created a viral video appealing to Chile’s President for assisted suicide.[1. Worland, Justin. “Chilean 14-Year-Old with Cystic Fibrosis … continue reading..

Schall photos 4-7-15

On a Small Point of Doctrine

He (Sir Thomas More) gave up life itself, deliberately; he accepted violent death as of a criminal, not even for the Faith as a whole, but on one particular, small point of doctrine—to wit, the supremacy of the See of Peter. … continue reading..

Miller photos 4-10-15

Practicing What We Preach

As he struggled with the question of whether or not to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, John Henry Newman expressed his desire to encounter ministers of Christ carrying out the mission of their Lord and his … continue reading..

Gates photos 4-2-15

Not Guilty

Sacrifice has been bound up with biblical religion since the earliest, “pre-historical” chapters of Genesis. Genesis chapters 2 and 3 can be read as one continuous Sabbath day following the Seventh day of rest from Genesis 1, … continue reading..

Knight photos 4-6-15

Lord, I Would Believe

In this little expostulation, let us take a closer look at the state of mind of the demoniac’s desperate father, who says, “Lord I believe; help thou my unbelief.” It is not uncommon to recollect this expression of hope in … continue reading..

Mullady photos 4-9-15

Questions Answered

Pope Francis seems to be placing a renewed emphasis on the teachings of the Church regarding the ethical pursuit of wealth and business. Are there practical norms for the correct use of economic power in a firm? Lumen Gentium … continue reading..

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Spring Reading for March 2015

Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer. Leah Libresco (Notre Dame, Indiana: … more...

Winter Reading for February 2015

Masters of Preaching: More Poignant and Powerful Homilists in Church History, Vol. 2. Ray E. Atwood … more...

Winter Reading for January 2015

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