Suggestions for Observing the Marian Month in a Parish

Our Catholic Church recommends a particular devotion for every … [Continue Reading]

Media Technology in Preaching

Preachers in various Christian denominations use audio-visual … [Continue Reading]

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

God’s divine revelation of himself to humanity is brought to its … [Continue Reading]

Divorce, Remarriage, and “Discerning the Body”

Introduction Over the past year since its release, Pope Francis’ … [Continue Reading]

Praise or Pretense for Catholic Schools?

It’s always nice to know the hard-earned reputation of Catholic … [Continue Reading]

On the Significance of the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker

In 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted May 1 to be the Feast of Saint … [Continue Reading]

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Suggestions for Observing the Marian Month in a Parish

Our Catholic Church recommends a particular devotion for every month![1. A comprehensive list can be found at the website for Aquinas and More: … continue reading..

Media Technology in Preaching

Preachers in various Christian denominations use audio-visual technology in their sermons and homilies. PowerPoint, video clips, and even hologram imagery have found their way into the pulpit. To accommodate preachers who have … continue reading..

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

God’s divine revelation of himself to humanity is brought to its completion, and fullest realization, in the divine person of Jesus Christ, who, throughout sacred scripture and sacred tradition, reveals himself as “one in being … continue reading..

Divorce, Remarriage, and “Discerning the Body”

Introduction Over the past year since its release, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (hereafter AL), has elicited a great deal of consternation among the faithful of the Catholic Church. The controversy … continue reading..

Praise or Pretense for Catholic Schools?

It’s always nice to know the hard-earned reputation of Catholic schools—from the early struggles of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to the 1950s, when our schools were bursting at the seams with record enrollments—still lingers today. … continue reading..

On the Significance of the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker

In 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted May 1 to be the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. This feast, which perhaps intentionally coincided with “May Day” and “International Workers Day,” seeks to remind us of the spiritual dimension of … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question:  If a couple is in the state of mortal sin because of cohabitation before marriage without confession, is the marriage still a valid sacramental marriage? If not, when does it become a sacramental marriage? Answer:  … continue reading..

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Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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