What Lessons Do Thomas Aquinas’s Sermons Hold For Modern Preachers?

Son: “All the men who were ordained with me seemed to think that the … [Continue Reading]

Re-evaluating the Diaconate

Robert Cardinal Sarah, the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine … [Continue Reading]

The Interface of Spirituality and Theology in Leontius of Jerusalem and Theodore the Studite

Lex orandi, lex credendi: the law of prayer is the law of belief. This … [Continue Reading]

From Street to Sanctuary: The LGBT Take On the Church

The “Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans” movement (hereafter, LGBT) has largely … [Continue Reading]

Marching Toward a “New Feminism”

The aftermath of this year’s several Women’s Marches around the … [Continue Reading]

Sacraments in Brideshead Revisited

Years ago, a priest told me that he considered that the best thing … [Continue Reading]

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I Burned for Your Peace. Augustine's Confessions Unpacked by Peter … [Continue Reading]

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What Lessons Do Thomas Aquinas’s Sermons Hold For Modern Preachers?

Son: “All the men who were ordained with me seemed to think that the faculty of preaching will come to them as a matter of course.” Father: “Then I pity their congregations.” —Canon Twells, Colloquies on Preaching It is … continue reading..

Re-evaluating the Diaconate

Robert Cardinal Sarah, the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, delivered a riveting, yet controversial, address to the attendees of Sacra Liturgia Conference in Rome in July 2016. The … continue reading..

The Interface of Spirituality and Theology in Leontius of Jerusalem and Theodore the Studite

Lex orandi, lex credendi: the law of prayer is the law of belief. This maxim, attributed to the fifth century writer, Prosper of Aquitaine, pithily expresses the inherent link between theology and spirituality. The way in which … continue reading..

From Street to Sanctuary: The LGBT Take On the Church

The “Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans” movement (hereafter, LGBT) has largely succeeded in becoming fully accepted into the secular society worldwide. Now it’s clear that this movement—composed of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the … continue reading..

Marching Toward a “New Feminism”

The aftermath of this year’s several Women’s Marches around the country has offered me an opportunity to reflect upon the role of women, both in the country as a whole, as well as in my own daily life. I spent a great deal of time … continue reading..

Sacraments in Brideshead Revisited

Years ago, a priest told me that he considered that the best thing ever written about the sacrament of anointing of the sick was Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited. Although not a theological treatise, the book … continue reading..

Early Summer Reading

I Burned for Your Peace. Augustine's Confessions Unpacked by Peter Kreeft. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2016). Reviewed by Matthew K. Minerd, Ph.L. Desiring a Better Country: Forays in Political Theology by Douglas Farrow. … continue reading..

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