Homilies for May 2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter—May 3, 2015 Our Utter Dependence on … [Continue Reading]

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Dante, the World’s Second Greatest Poet

Sometime this month back in 1265, exactly 750 years ago, the World’s … [Continue Reading]

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Best Practices for Clergy Assignment Boards

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The Resolution of Conflicts in Priestly Life and Relationships

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Catholic Identity: More than the Tip of the Iceberg

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Lumen Gentium

October 11, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening session … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for May 2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter—May 3, 2015 Our Utter Dependence on God Purpose: Self-reliance is not a Christian virtue; instead, the Gospel teaches us reliance on God. It is in the midst of our failures and brokenness that we come … continue reading..

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Dante, the World’s Second Greatest Poet

Sometime this month back in 1265, exactly 750 years ago, the World’s Second Greatest Poet was born in Florence, Dante Alighieri. Not many realize that Popes Benedict XV and Paul VI issued official Vatican statements lauding … continue reading..

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Best Practices for Clergy Assignment Boards

This is an assembly of some best practices for clergy assignment boards, gleaned from examples in dioceses across the U.S., encountered while doing numerous assessments of chanceries relative to best practices at the request of … continue reading..

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The Resolution of Conflicts in Priestly Life and Relationships

Loving, supportive and mutually encouraging relationships among priests are essential to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of priests and to their ministry[1. Richard Fitzgibbons. “The Origins, Manifestation, and … continue reading..

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Catholic Identity: More than the Tip of the Iceberg

It is becoming more and more difficult to deny that there is a crisis in the Church. Statistics are available that show a decline in the Church in practically every measurable way, from Sunday Mass attendance, to priestly and … continue reading..

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Lumen Gentium

October 11, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council. The newly canonized Pope St. John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected to the papacy in October of 1958, at the age … continue reading..

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Spring Reading for April 2015

The Charism of Priestly Celibacy. Edited by John C. Cavadini (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2012) 184 pages; $13.25. (Reviewed by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby) --------- The Classical Moment: Selected Essays on Knowledge and Its … continue reading..

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