Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 … [Continue Reading]

My Jesus, Where Do You Live?

Introduction In John 1:38, Andrew and another disciple pose the … [Continue Reading]

The Inseparable Unitive and Procreative Purposes of Marriage — and Appropriate NFP Use

In 1946, theologian Fr. Mathias Scheeben’s The Mysteries of C … [Continue Reading]

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the New Evangelization

Is the New Evangelization still relevant? The assured answer is a … [Continue Reading]

Is There Such a Thing as Episcopally Sanctioned Adultery?

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The Doctors of Ravenna

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Alexis de Tocqueville, Subsidiarity, and Clericalism

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Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 • Ps 18:2–4, 47, 51 • Heb 7:23–28 • Mk 12:28b–34    usccb.org/bible/readings/110418.cfm Our first reading from Deuteronomy and the Gospel taken from St. Mar … continue reading..

My Jesus, Where Do You Live?

Introduction In John 1:38, Andrew and another disciple pose the following question to Jesus: “Rabbi, where do you live [Gk. méno]?” What do they mean? Certainly, on one level, they want to indicate their desire to come under the t … continue reading..

The Inseparable Unitive and Procreative Purposes of Marriage — and Appropriate NFP Use

In 1946, theologian Fr. Mathias Scheeben’s The Mysteries of Christianity appeared and therein he wrote of married couples, “They can rightfully unite with each other in matrimony only for the end which Christ pursues in His union w … continue reading..

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the New Evangelization

Is the New Evangelization still relevant? The assured answer is a resounding Yes! However, it has fallen out of favor as a pastoral movement, fallen under the weight of its own branding. Given its origins as the overarching thesis … continue reading..

Is There Such a Thing as Episcopally Sanctioned Adultery?

Prior to the publication of Amoris Laetitia (hereafter AL) in March 2016, certain influential German bishops had a direct hand in persuading a willing Pope Francis to incorporate a subjectivistic view of conscience and discernment … continue reading..

The Doctors of Ravenna

The city of Ravenna boasts two Doctors of the Church named Peter: the fifth-century bishop of Ravenna, Peter Chrysologus, and the eleventh-century cardinal bishop from Ravenna, Peter Damian. The earlier Chrysologus is honored each … continue reading..

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