Homilies for July 2014

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, July 2014   14th … [Continue Reading]

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A God of Created Desires

The Lord has given us desires, and wants to fulfill them, with his … [Continue Reading]

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Decoding Vatican II’s Marian Paradigm Shift

This Vatican II Mariological paradigmatic shift reverberated into all … [Continue Reading]

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The “Inhumanity” of the Homosexual Lifestyle

To love as a person is freely to wish goodness for someone ... Love … [Continue Reading]

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God is himself the first, and absolutely the most important gift that … [Continue Reading]

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help for Priests

The message the Queen of Heaven gave to Adele Brise in 1859 was … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for July 2014

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, July 2014   14th Sunday of Ordinary Time—July 6, 2014 Jesus, meek and humble of heart Purpose: Today’s readings provide one of the most wonderful opportunities, in the … continue reading..

God of Created Ideas collage

A God of Created Desires

The Lord has given us desires, and wants to fulfill them, with his care, and with his peace; he wants us to flourish in knowing him, and directing all endeavors and expectations to him. St. Ignatius of Loyola knew, better than … continue reading..

Sauppe photos 6-22-14

Decoding Vatican II’s Marian Paradigm Shift

This Vatican II Mariological paradigmatic shift reverberated into all areas of ecclesial theology and liturgy, through a new hermeneutic or interpretation that went beyond the council’s purview and became what is described as a … continue reading..

Conner photos 6-23-14

The “Inhumanity” of the Homosexual Lifestyle

To love as a person is freely to wish goodness for someone ... Love always wants to affirm, and to better, one’s friend. Through the power of free choice, true love makes the friend, not the self, the beneficiary. Can … continue reading..

Kestermeier photos 6-20-14

The Giver and the Gift

God is himself the first, and absolutely the most important gift that God gives to us, which implies a second gift: God gives us our very selves. One thing that people seem to do in all cultures is to give gifts, and this … continue reading..

Looney photos 6-21-14

The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help for Priests

The message the Queen of Heaven gave to Adele Brise in 1859 was mission-oriented and provides a focus to the Church’s efforts of evangelization. The conversation between Adele and Our Lady is quite telling, emphasizing a … continue reading..

Hollcraft photos 6-24-14

Memory: Wired for God in the Eucharist

So, as we reflect on the principle of memory, we are drawn into what lies at the center of it all, Christ and his words in the institution of the Eucharist: “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19; 1 Cor.15:25). No … continue reading..

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