On Whose Authority…

Jesus has a peculiar, almost provocative way of opening up the deeper … [Continue Reading]

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Love Is a Liturgical Act

“Christian marriage ... is in itself a liturgical action glorifying … [Continue Reading]

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Parents as Primary Educators

Hardly a month goes by now without an email arriving in my inbox … [Continue Reading]

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Wives, Be Subordinate to Your Husbands?

Ephesians 5:21-33 isn’t a popular reading at weddings these days, … [Continue Reading]

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Anemic Parishes and Parish Life

We all know the Catholic Church can never die, because her Head, Jesus … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Answered

Question: Can you define the sensus fidelium, and explain why it … [Continue Reading]

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Winter Reading for February 2016

The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life … [Continue Reading]

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On Whose Authority…

Jesus has a peculiar, almost provocative way of opening up the deeper recesses of prejudices for inspection. In the New Testament, this is often by way of a rabbinical question. "You ask by what authority I make these … continue reading..

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Love Is a Liturgical Act

“Christian marriage ... is in itself a liturgical action glorifying God in Jesus Christ and in the Church” (Familiaris Consortio, 56) (Man, Male and Female, is a "religious being" (CCC, 28[1. Catechism of the Catholic Church, … continue reading..

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Parents as Primary Educators

Hardly a month goes by now without an email arriving in my inbox asking me to sign an online petition against some proposal in the EU or UK concerning sex education in schools. Perhaps, it is a matter of protesting a resolution … continue reading..

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Wives, Be Subordinate to Your Husbands?

Ephesians 5:21-33 isn’t a popular reading at weddings these days, and at first glance, it seems that it isn’t hard to see why. Aren’t St. Paul’s repeated exhortations for wives to be submissive to their husbands rather … continue reading..

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Anemic Parishes and Parish Life

We all know the Catholic Church can never die, because her Head, Jesus Christ, is alive and can never die. However, the Church can certainly be anemic and deathly ill—which she, no doubt, is in America. I will examine some of … continue reading..

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Questions Answered

Question: Can you define the sensus fidelium, and explain why it can’t be used to dissent from Catholic teaching? Answer: The term sensus fidelium (understanding of the faithful) has led to a great many difficulties in the … continue reading..

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Winter Reading for February 2016

The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today. John Michael Talbot with Mike Aquilina. (New York: Image, 2015) 203 pages; $22.00. (Reviewed by Ken Colston) Richard John Neuhaus (A Life in the Public … continue reading..

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Homilies for February 2016

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 7, 2016 The Apostles: Guided by the Holy Spirit Purpose: In … more...

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Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God—January 1, 2016 Mary Our Mother Purpose: God’s … more...

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The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today. John Michael Talbot with … more...

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Introducing the Old Testament: An Overview of Its Content and Its Message. John F. Fink. (Staten … more...

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Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching. Michael White … more...

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Sacred Liturgy: Great Mystery, Great Mercy

Reflecting on the state of divine worship in the Church, I believe that this is a good time for … [Read More...]

The Sacramentality of Human Love according to St. John Paul II

Vatican City, November 17, 2014 Dear Friends, It is my distinct honor and personal pleasure to … [Read More...]

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