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Homilies for October 2014

Homily on caring for the vineyard collage

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 vineyard and … [Read more...]

Cardinal Walter Kasper on “Artificial” Birth Control

Kippley photos 9-23-14

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 the online … [Read more...]

Lest They Receive It in Vain

Richard photos 9-22-14

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 Flemish … [Read more...]

The Liturgy and the New Evangelization

Liturgy and New Evangelization collage

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 its … [Read more...]

The Sacraments as True Causes of Grace: An Ecumenical Obstacle

Madden photos 9-18-14

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 which he … [Read more...]

Church and State in History and Today

Bulzacchelli photos 9-20-14

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 power and the … [Read more...]

Vatican II: The Laity Led the Way

Gibson photos 9-17-14

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 impact on … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Islam

Pope Francis and Islam collage rev.

...with all the headlines, and all the ugly truths surrounding ISIS, and other Islamic factions, how is a Christian to think of such a religion which is seemingly intent on destroying Christians and the Gospel of Jesus?  ISIS fighters, … [Read more...]

Division

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It is good to begin one’s search for truth with the awareness that we are always limited in our possession of truth. That limitation does not mean truth is unattainable.    What Is Truth? by Nickolai Ge, 1890. From the earliest … [Read more...]

Personal Holiness and the Homosexual Agenda

Kime photos 9-3-14

... it is imperative that we reclaim the language of covenant within marriage, and that we clarify the vocabulary we use in this debate. We are not simply talking about contracts, but about covenants. In the last several months, we have … [Read more...]

Memories Make the Future

Memories by Navone collage

The community of faith throughout the entire biblical tradition has been called to tell its story to others. Jesus affirmed that those who love him will keep his word and share it with others (Jn 14:24)...  Old Testament prophet's … [Read more...]

Questions Answered

Mullady photos 9-2-14

Can you explain what the general rights and duties are of the state in regard to the family? What does the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) mean by their term “Creative Fidelity”? Question: Can you explain what … [Read more...]

Living the Christian Life Today: A Formula for Success

Gribble photos 9-5-14

The Christian life requires us to be dedicated, persevere in all our endeavors, and be responsible. But without the unifying glue of faith to unite these important qualities, our quest will never be complete. Two details from the Carl H. … [Read more...]

St. Alberto Hurtado: A Priest of Prayer and Action

Quinn photos 9-7-14

St. Alberto strove to see Christ in people he saw daily ... He sought to balance the spiritual life with the apostolate, realizing that action could be harmful if not united with God. The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes by Harold … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2014

Homilies for Sept. 2014 collage

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, September 2014 St. Gregory the Great, the Prophet Ezekiel, and St. Augustine of Hippo   23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 7, 2014  Being responsible for others in … [Read more...]

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