Homilies for October 2014

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Cardinal Walter Kasper on “Artificial” Birth Control

I grant that there are some today who erroneously refer to unnatural … [Continue Reading]

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Lest They Receive It in Vain

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The Liturgy and the New Evangelization

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The Sacraments as True Causes of Grace: An Ecumenical Obstacle

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Church and State in History and Today

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Vatican II: The Laity Led the Way

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Homilies for October 2014

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, October 2014 27th Sunday in Ordinary time—October 5, 2014   Care of the Vineyard   Purpose:  The vineyard symbolizes God’s chosen people. The crop yielded by the … continue reading..

Kippley photos 9-23-14

Cardinal Walter Kasper on “Artificial” Birth Control

I grant that there are some today who erroneously refer to unnatural forms of birth control as “artificial contraception,” but no one today is arguing that the evil of marital contraception is its use of an artifact.  In … continue reading..

Richard photos 9-22-14

Lest They Receive It in Vain

Right lay preparation and interior disposition is necessary to effectively and fruitfully receive the grace of the sacraments, including and especially, the Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharist.     St. John the Evangelist by … continue reading..

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The Liturgy and the New Evangelization

Not only does the liturgy compel the People of God to spread the Gospel to all nations, but it also gives them the grace to do so.  Jesus sending out the Apostles The “reform of the reform” of the Roman Rite is still in … continue reading..

Madden photos 9-18-14

The Sacraments as True Causes of Grace: An Ecumenical Obstacle

If the Church can be accused of anything at all, (it is that) she attributes too much power to God, for it is only she who proclaims to the world that God is so powerful that he takes up creation and uses it to bring about that … continue reading..

Bulzacchelli photos 9-20-14

Church and State in History and Today

Our unwillingness to live our lives upon the horizon of the infinite is an unwillingness to accept the authority of God, who speaks, through his Church, to our consciences. This is the heart of the tension between the secular … continue reading..

Gibson photos 9-17-14

Vatican II: The Laity Led the Way

The mystery of God’s grace ... is ... manifest 50 years after the courageous and inspired initiative of Blessed Pope John XXIII. A Catholic from the pews could honestly observe today that ...Vatican II would have left little … continue reading..

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