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About John M. Grondelski

John M. Grondelski is an independent scholar from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in moral theology from Fordham, and served as associate dean of the School of Theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He has written for Angelicum, Antonianum, Irish Theological Studies, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

Early Suggestions on How Our Parishes Can Observe Divine Mercy Sunday This Year

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The feast is intended to highlight divine mercy as God's greatest attribute, the crowning work" of all his works.  As such, it should form a Catholic's spiritual attitudes and behaviors.  Divine Mercy image of Christ. Each year since … [Read more...]

Barring Clergy at Mass Casualty Events

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People instinctively recognize that, at moments of life and death, clergymen ought to be there. There are no atheists in foxholes. People rejoice at the consoling presence of those priests. Fr. Mychal F. Judge, OFM, Catholic Chaplain to … [Read more...]

Pornography, Masturbation, and the Confessor

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The spread of pornography is a new pastoral challenge for confessors, but I want to suggest that there is another moral issue...deserving to be taken seriously, which is often overlooked in the discussion over pornography.  That issue is … [Read more...]

Cremation: Recalling Some Basic Catholic Truths

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The Church rescinded its prohibition on cremation, but does not consider burial and cremation equally valid methods. The Newark Star-Ledger reports that acceptance of cremation is growing: 40% of deaths in America (and 40% in New Jersey) … [Read more...]

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