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About Fr. Brian Van Hove, S.J.

Fr. Brian Van Hove, S.J., studied theology in Toronto, Ontario, and was ordained in St. Louis, Missouri in 1982. He served for four years as assistant pastor of St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Church history from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1999. He serves as chaplain to the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma in Michigan.

Looking Back at “Humani Generis”

Van Hove photos 12-23-13

The 1950 encyclical Humani Generis, “Concerning Some False Opinions Threatening to Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine,” should be understood in the context of the pontifical effort to reform Catholic intellectual … [Read more...]

Symbols and the “Hermeneutic of Continuity”

Pope Benedict in camuaro collage

The camauro appears in the portraits of popes before the Reformation. Its revival for a single occasion by Pope Benedict XVI was surely within his well-known program of the “hermeneutic of continuity."   From left to right: Pope … [Read more...]

NeverWinter Astral Diamonds