Munus Docendi

Fr. Karl Rahner (1904-1984) began as a faith-filled and imaginative … [Continue Reading]

Martyrdom and Us

Writing about the martyrs is a little daunting when I reflect on my … [Continue Reading]

Children of Divorce: Conflicts and Healing

“Children need their parents’ stable union.”[1. Catechism of the … [Continue Reading]

Silence and Weakness

What ultimately makes a Christian martyr—an individual’s heroism or … [Continue Reading]

The Rich Man and Lazarus: a Modern and Patristic Reflection

Lazarus at the Rich Man's Door by James Tissot In the parable of the … [Continue Reading]

The Work of a Master Carpenter

I just finished watching, for a third time, the movie: The Passion of … [Continue Reading]

The Plain Duty of Fasting

Is not the neglect of this plain duty (I mean fasting, ranked by our … [Continue Reading]

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Munus Docendi

Fr. Karl Rahner (1904-1984) began as a faith-filled and imaginative theologian, someone who, even now, still provides unmatchable insights into the nature of divinity, and into the searching soul who longs to cleave to God. Rahner … continue reading..

Martyrdom and Us

Writing about the martyrs is a little daunting when I reflect on my own numerous infidelities to the Lord, even under the most trivial of social pressures. To use a phrase in English, I cannot “hold a candle” to giants like St. … continue reading..

Children of Divorce: Conflicts and Healing

“Children need their parents’ stable union.”[1. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd ed. (Vatican, 2003), n. 2381.] The numerous psychological and spiritual struggles in the child of divorce (henceforth referred to as COD) are … continue reading..

Silence and Weakness

What ultimately makes a Christian martyr—an individual’s heroism or the grace of God? Martyrdom is a radical call to assume the form of Christ’s self-sacrifice on the Cross for the sake of others, however the martyr’s vocation … continue reading..

The Rich Man and Lazarus: a Modern and Patristic Reflection

Lazarus at the Rich Man's Door by James Tissot In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31), the parable begins with a description of the rich man and his life of luxury and excess. He is portrayed as a member of … continue reading..

The Work of a Master Carpenter

I just finished watching, for a third time, the movie: The Passion of the Christ. After this latest viewing, I was deeply moved by the particular scenes involving Christ and the cross: the wooden beams he was made to carry; the … continue reading..

The Plain Duty of Fasting

Is not the neglect of this plain duty (I mean fasting, ranked by our Lord with almsgiving and prayer) one general occasion of deadness among Christians? Can anyone willingly neglect it and be guiltless?[1. John Wesley, The Journal … continue reading..

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