Homilies for February 2018

Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 4, … [Continue Reading]

A Reflection on Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries

Part I Building, re-building and restoring youth, high school/college … [Continue Reading]

Reclaiming the Truth that God Is Spirit

The scorn with which the new atheists heap on religion is … [Continue Reading]

Dr. Curtis Boyd, Abortionist

The Scourge of Abortion in New Mexican Catholic Culture—an … [Continue Reading]

Being Open to Life—Abstract Norm, or Embodied Word?

Preamble We have a temptation to separate a moral norm from its … [Continue Reading]

Conversion, Consecration, Communion

The Sequence in Salvation History This sequence—Conversion, … [Continue Reading]

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Theologian and priest Fr. Matthew Lamb (June 5, 1937 – January 12, … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for January 2018

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Homilies for February 2018

Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 4, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020418.cfm Jb 7:1-4, 6-7;  Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 “For this purpose have I come.” Why … continue reading..

A Reflection on Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries

Part I Building, re-building and restoring youth, high school/college campus, or young adult ministries: this is what our work has been for the past decade. When someone first arrives in a new youth ministry, or is given the task … continue reading..

Reclaiming the Truth that God Is Spirit

The scorn with which the new atheists heap on religion is understandable when one looks into their understanding of theology. The religion they reject is the religion of kindergarteners. There exists a Santa Claus that delivers … continue reading..

Dr. Curtis Boyd, Abortionist

The Scourge of Abortion in New Mexican Catholic Culture—an Introduction Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Dr. Curtis Boyd, is a cult hero to some. To others he is the devil incarnate. Boyd is an abortionist. He performs third-trimester, … continue reading..

Being Open to Life—Abstract Norm, or Embodied Word?

Preamble We have a temptation to separate a moral norm from its existential reality and, in so doing, to imagine that we have “an abstract norm”[1. Although the expression, ‘abstract norm’ … continue reading..

Conversion, Consecration, Communion

The Sequence in Salvation History This sequence—Conversion, Consecration, Communion—can describe three steps in several important processes, in the Catholic Faith. Historically, it can describe periods in the salvation history of … continue reading..

In Memoriam

Theologian and priest Fr. Matthew Lamb (June 5, 1937 – January 12, 2018) will be missed in a special way by those of us who had the providential blessing to be his graduate students. He died peacefully and, as providence would … continue reading..

Homilies for January 2018

Homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God—January 1, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010118.cfm Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21. Mary kept all these things, … continue reading..

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