Homilies for August 2016

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time— August 7, 2016 Readings: Wis … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for August 2016

To Whom Shall We Go?

(“To whom shall we go?” John 6: 66-69)[1. “As a result of this, many … [Continue Reading]

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The Slant of Glory

“Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. … [Continue Reading]

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Amoris Laetitia, the Human Person, and the Meaning of Marital Indissolubility

Since the release of Pope Francis’s Post-Synodal Apostolic … [Continue Reading]

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The Church Just Did for Movements What She Did for Religious in 1978, Only Better

The Church does not rush to judgement, but reflects and ponders … [Continue Reading]

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Sacramental Fruitfulness and the Power of Pentecost

It has become quite evident that there is something like a … [Continue Reading]

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But Then I Met Jesus By David Barton I sought pleasure, but … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for August 2016

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time— August 7, 2016 Readings: Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19:  Lk 12:32-48. We do a lot of moving around in a single day. We move from home, to work, to school, to the … continue reading..

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 their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, ‘Do you also want to leave?’ Simeon Peter … continue reading..

The Slant of Glory

“Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. Glory be to the Father…” (Ps 126:1) (Introit from the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.) In America, the gravity of major … continue reading..

Amoris Laetitia, the Human Person, and the Meaning of Marital Indissolubility

Since the release of Pope Francis’s Post-Synodal Apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, on April 8, 2016, numerous articles and statements disagree as to whether the pope either has opened the possibility of admitting civilly … continue reading..

The Church Just Did for Movements What She Did for Religious in 1978, Only Better

The Church does not rush to judgement, but reflects and ponders clearly to ascertain what is God’s will. This can take years, even decades. Vatican II renewed many aspects of Catholic life: the sacramental character of a bishop’s … continue reading..

Sacramental Fruitfulness and the Power of Pentecost

It has become quite evident that there is something like a “sacramental crisis” occurring in the Church today, that Sr. Sara, in her opening remarks, referred to as “this extraordinarily critical moment.” I would like to briefly … continue reading..

Summer Poetry

But Then I Met Jesus By David Barton I sought pleasure, but pleasure didn’t satisfy. I courted riches and they impoverished me, Fame and it degraded me, Power and it corrupted me. I gave myself to charitable causes, But, … continue reading..

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Homilies for August 2016

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