About Rev. Mark A. Pilon

Father Mark A. Pilon, STL, STD, received an MS in education from Catholic University of America; an STL, summa cum laude, from the John Paul II Institute at the Lateran University, and an STD, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He was chair of systematic theology, Mount St. Mary's Seminary; associate rrofessor of theology at Christendom College; visiting professor at Catholic University of America, Graduate School of Education, and at the Christian Commonwealth Institute, El Escorial, Spain. He is presently teaching at Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.

Streamlining Annulments

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This headline greeted the announcement that Pope Francis was establishing a commission to make suggestions for altering the annulment process in the Catholic Church. The word “streamlining” is, perhaps, not the Vatican’s word, but it … [Read more...]

Revisiting the Anointing of the Sick: Some Problems Today

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The Church needs to clarify the administration of the sacrament of the anointing of the sick for a number of reasons. In 1974, when I was a deacon in Texas, a priest from Fort Worth came to Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas to speak to … [Read more...]

Pastors and Stability of Office

A common complaint heard from pastors and laity alike these days has to do with the frequent transfer of pastors from parish to parish.[1. Church petitions Vatican to keep priest,” Eileen E. Flynn, The Austin American Statesman, July 30, … [Read more...]

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