Holiness and Helmets

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Past and Present Conceptions of Tradition: Looking at the Synod on the Family

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In the Fullness of Time: The Fullness of Family

The incident related in the Gospel of Luke, celebrated as the … [Continue Reading]

The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple, by Carl H. Bloch (1869).

The Eucharist: From Corinth to Liege

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The Last Supper, by Benjamin West (1786).

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St. Matthew and the Angel, by Vincenzo Campi (1588).

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Synod on the Family

"It's time for the full Gospel of the Family", by Mark Brumley, over at Crux.

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Meconi photos 10-7-14

Holiness and Helmets

A monthly editorial will always lag a bit behind current affairs, especially these days, when most of us no longer get our headlines once a day from a morning newspaper, but off the internet every couple of minutes. Yet, these … continue reading..

Brotherton photos-10-12-14

Past and Present Conceptions of Tradition: Looking at the Synod on the Family

“Tradition” is one of the most important concepts in Christianity, and yet, it is a term very often misunderstood among Catholics, let alone other Christians. I propose that this is precisely why the Extraordinary Synod on the … continue reading..

The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple, by Carl H. Bloch (1869).

In the Fullness of Time: The Fullness of Family

The incident related in the Gospel of Luke, celebrated as the “Finding in the Temple,” has always been troubling. It’s the one and only glimpse we’re given into the “secret life” of the Holy Family. Earlier, we see … continue reading..

The Last Supper, by Benjamin West (1786).

The Eucharist: From Corinth to Liege

Many converts to the Catholic faith are surprised by the lack of devotion to the Eucharist evident among those attending Mass—their poor unconvincing responses to the liturgy, their matter of fact attitude at Holy Communion. As … continue reading..

St. Matthew and the Angel, by Vincenzo Campi (1588).

The Sacred and Inspired Page

In recent years, there has been a renewed discussion on biblical inspiration. “The key concept for understanding the Bible as ‘the word of God in human words’ is certainly that of inspiration.”[1. Verbum Domini (VD) No. … continue reading..

Mullady photos 10-2-14

Questions Answered

Is it true that Vatican II was a complete break with the past? Is authority in society optional? Is it primarily a matter of the intellect or the will? Question: This year the Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of … continue reading..

Duncan photos 10-8-14

The Real Presence

One of the pillars of Catholic doctrine is the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. According to this doctrine, at the consecration of the bread and wine during the Mass, although the appearances remain unchanged, the bread … continue reading..

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