Homilies for September 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 4, 2016 Lectionary … [Continue Reading]

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Teaching Silently, Reaching the World Through a Hidden Life of Suffering

Even if you don’t watch Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), you … [Continue Reading]

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Transsexual attractions and sexual reassignment surgery

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Transsexual attractions and sexual reassignment surgery

God’s Armor versus the Devil’s Stratagems

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Feminine Empathy in Two Daughters of Israel

On the feast of St. John of the Cross, 1934, Sr. Teresa Benedicta of … [Continue Reading]

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Holy Communion and the Importance of Marriage

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Unity in the Church or The Principle of Catholicism. By Johann Adam … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for September 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 4, 2016 Lectionary 129 Readings: Wis 9:13-18b; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17;Phmn 9-10, 12-17;Lk 14:25-33 The first reading from the Book of Wisdom contains many spiritual gems, … continue reading..

Teaching Silently, Reaching the World Through a Hidden Life of Suffering

Even if you don’t watch Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), you have probably heard about Mother Angelica, the feisty Italian-American cloistered nun from Canton, Ohio, who in 1981, at the age of 58, launched, quite … continue reading..

Transsexual attractions and sexual reassignment surgery

Given the early age at which youth seek treatment for transsexual attractions (TSA) and gender dysphoria, and given the serious risks associated with such treatment, it is essential that family and youth be advised about these … continue reading..

God’s Armor versus the Devil’s Stratagems

Introduction To say that we are living in thoroughly trying times is unfortunately neither an exaggeration nor a platitude. We are witnessing the symmetrically opposite progression of falling ethical standards on the one hand, … continue reading..

Feminine Empathy in Two Daughters of Israel

On the feast of St. John of the Cross, 1934, Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (St. Edith Stein) highlighted the age-old battle between good and evil, sin and death: The sight of the world in which we live, the need and misery, … continue reading..

Holy Communion and the Importance of Marriage

As is now widely known, there have been calls from some high-ranking prelates, chief among them Cardinal Walter Kasper, to reconsider the Catholic Church's practice with regard to holy communion for Catholics who have validly … continue reading..

Late Summer Reading

Unity in the Church or The Principle of Catholicism. By Johann Adam Möhler. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1996). 487 pages. $34.95. ISBN: 978-0-8132-2876-1. Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law. … continue reading..

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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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