Fr. John McCusker, OSB

About Fr. John McCusker, OSB

Father John McCusker, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Louis Abbey in Missouri. He studied for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. and did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame. He currently teaches Theology at Saint Louis Priory School.

Homilies for November 2016

32nd Sunday of the Year—November 6, 2016 Readings: 2 MC 7:1-2, 9-14; PS 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 THES 2:16-3:5; LK 20:27-38 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110616.cfm They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the … [Read more...]

The Eucharistic Theology of Karl Rahner: A Critical Survey

Karl Rahner is representative of a body of theologians who during the middle of the twentieth century wanted to rearticulate Catholic sacramental theology so as to make it more palatable to the modern world. Like other theologians, Rahner … [Read more...]

Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love?

The Passion is understood as an act of a personal God atoning for the personal offense of sin. The personalist understanding of the atonement is deeply linked to the framework of the relationship between Christ and the members of his … [Read more...]

Philosophy and the Immortality of the Human Soul: A Tool for the New Evangelization

Problem: There is a need today for the argument for the immortality of the human soul based on reason alone for both believers and non-believers. The first pages of Scripture allude to the nature of the human soul when the inspired … [Read more...]