Homilies for June 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—June 5, 2013  Readings: 1 Kgs … [Continue Reading]

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A Vast Depth of Meaning: The Sea in Luke and Acts

The sea has a special appeal to the human heart. It has occupied our … [Continue Reading]

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Amoris Laetitia: A Deceptive Joy

The recent publication of Pope Francis' document on the family and … [Continue Reading]

Amoris Laetitia A Deceptive Joy

Eastern Christian Liturgy in a Western Homily

St. John Paul II famously proclaimed that “The Church must breathe … [Continue Reading]

Eastern Christian Liturgy in a Western Homily

A Garden Unfinished

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Answered

Question: I am a secular Carmelite preparing to make my vows. Can you … [Continue Reading]

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Summer Reading for June 2016

David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human … [Continue Reading]

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A Simple Saint? The Journey of a Humble Man

This lovely video was made a week before the subject, Mike, died. He was a friend of our editor, Fr. Meconi, who has helped at his parish, St. Joseph's, in Imperial, MO. See the video by clicking here. (New window, leaving the site.)

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Homilies for June 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—June 5, 2013  Readings: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30:5-6, 11, 12, 13; 2 Gal 1:11-14A, 15AC, 16A, 17, 19; Lk 7:11-17. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060516.cfm The accounts today from our … continue reading..

A Vast Depth of Meaning: The Sea in Luke and Acts

The sea has a special appeal to the human heart. It has occupied our imaginations since the earliest myths: Odysseus, tossed about on the sea; Aeneas, exiled by Juno's hatred across the deep; and the destructive, yet life-giving … continue reading..

Amoris Laetitia: A Deceptive Joy

The recent publication of Pope Francis' document on the family and married life, Amoris Laetitia ("Joy of Love") has caused consternation, confusion, and deep anguish among Catholics. They wonder: Are the Church’s timeless … continue reading..

Eastern Christian Liturgy in a Western Homily

St. John Paul II famously proclaimed that “The Church must breathe with two lungs”—speaking of the Western Church and the Eastern Church. Such breathing is meant to permeate all of the Church’s life and not just, say, the lives of … continue reading..

A Garden Unfinished

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: I am a secular Carmelite preparing to make my vows. Can you explain the difference between religious profession and seculars regarding the virtue of religion? How would the vows of religion differ from my promises for … continue reading..

Summer Reading for June 2016

David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. A New Translation, Redaction History, and Interpretation of Dignitatis Humanae. Grand … continue reading..

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Homilies for June 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—June 5, 2013  Readings: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30:5-6, 11, 12, 13; 2 Gal … more...

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