Homilies for August 2017

August 6, 2017—Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Readings: … [Continue Reading]

The Centrality of Love to the Teaching of Humanae Vitae

Introduction The approach of the 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae … [Continue Reading]

Using the Means at Hand for Spiritual Growth

When retreatants ask for suggestions about how to deepen their prayer … [Continue Reading]

When the Church Defames Her Priests

Over the last two decades, the Roman Catholic Church in the United … [Continue Reading]

A German Philosopher Sees the World

“The almost lethal crisis of American Catholicism after the second … [Continue Reading]

Of Horses and Men

Over thirty-five years have passed since St. John Paul II issued his … [Continue Reading]

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In 1979, the Justice Department filed suit against the National … [Continue Reading]

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Question: Does a homily mean something other than a sermon? Online … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for August 2017

August 6, 2017—Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080617.cfm Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mt 17:1-9 “It’s an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.” “Twice the … continue reading..

The Centrality of Love to the Teaching of Humanae Vitae

Introduction The approach of the 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae gives us the opportunity to once again meditate on the Church’s teaching on human generation, and on the magnificent articulation of this teaching in recent … continue reading..

Using the Means at Hand for Spiritual Growth

When retreatants ask for suggestions about how to deepen their prayer and to grow in their spiritual lives, their directors might have suggestions about some new approach to try. But often it is better to encourage people to work … continue reading..

When the Church Defames Her Priests

Over the last two decades, the Roman Catholic Church in the United States has reeled under claims of clerical sexual abuse. The claims resulted in extraordinary liability and wide-spread publicity. When bad things happen in any … continue reading..

A German Philosopher Sees the World

“The almost lethal crisis of American Catholicism after the second Vatican Council, I was convinced, consisted mainly in the absence of a living theology in the universities. Again and again, the guest (i.e., Pieper) from Europe, … continue reading..

Of Horses and Men

Over thirty-five years have passed since St. John Paul II issued his encyclical, Laborem exercens. Its key principle—that human labor has priority over raw capital (§12)—was, and remains, a revolutionary proposition. It shouldn’t … continue reading..

A Layman’s Look at Television Commercials

In 1979, the Justice Department filed suit against the National Association of Broadcasters claiming that it was illegal for the members of that trade group to agree to restrict media advertising. The rules of the association … continue reading..

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Question: Does a homily mean something other than a sermon? Online dictionaries seem to show them to be interchangeable. I have for years now believed homilies to be based on Scripture, and sermons might cover a range of topics, … continue reading..

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