Homilies for October 2016

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On Reconstructing Mankind

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The 2016 Vote: What is an Informed Catholic to Do?

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Writing that Connects with Parishioners

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Sacramental Ecclesiology in the Loaves and Fishes

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A Different Perspective on Amoris Laetitia

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Homilies for October 2016

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 2, 2016 Readings: HAB 1:2-3; 2:2-4; PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; 2 TM 1:6-8, 13-14; LK 17:5-10 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070316.cfm   Exegetical notes During the next five … continue reading..

On Reconstructing Mankind

Managed evolution…is a two pronged attack on human suffering. The first prong is positive, namely the fabrication of ever more perfect humans. The second is negative, requiring the elimination of all defectives, beginning with the … continue reading..

The 2016 Vote: What is an Informed Catholic to Do?

While national elections always generate much interest and have their share of controversies, this election cycle can be classified as one “for the record books.” Originally seventeen Republican candidates have now withered … continue reading..

Writing that Connects with Parishioners

In an essay about his father, William Buckley, Christopher Buckley wrote that he noticed that the parts that sounded most characteristic of his father were actually added to the drafts late in his process of writing. His father, a … continue reading..

Sacramental Ecclesiology in the Loaves and Fishes

In Catholicism, there are those big-time verses that the Church has dogmatically defined as dealing with central questions of doctrine. The papacy is found at Mt 16:18 when Christ himself names Peter as the rock of the one Church … continue reading..

A Different Perspective on Amoris Laetitia

Because so much of what has been written about Amoris Laetitia has concerned what is considered the controversial eighth chapter on divorced and remarried Catholics, and others living in irregular situations, the primary purpose, … continue reading..

The Overlooked Middle

In conversation at a recent cocktail party, a wise and elegant lady told me that Catholic publishing (or the publishing of Catholic thought) is a club with strict membership. One “must be an academic” to be considered for … continue reading..

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Homilies for October 2016

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 2, 2016 Readings: HAB 1:2-3; 2:2-4; PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; 2 … more...

Homilies for September 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 4, 2016 Lectionary 129 Readings: Wis 9:13-18b; Ps 90:3-4, … more...

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Book Reviews

Early Fall Reading

The Beach Teacher Scriptural Lessons from the Shore, Alexander J. Basile, (St. Pauls, 2015) 103 … more...

Late Summer Reading

Unity in the Church or The Principle of Catholicism. By Johann Adam Möhler. (Washington, D.C.: … more...

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David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican … more...

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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 … [Read More...]

Sacred Liturgy: Great Mystery, Great Mercy

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