Homilies for March 2019

For Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. 8th Sunday in … [Continue Reading]

What does the Doctor Diagnose? Listening to the Church Doctor

Introductory Note: The author is restricting this essay to attitudes … [Continue Reading]

Does the Text of Amoris Laetitia Allow Communion for the Divorced and Remarried?

Previously, I have presented the positive argumentation that the text … [Continue Reading]

Pope Francis and the Purification of Heroic Desire

It is the duty of pastoral homiletics to call the faithful to heroic … [Continue Reading]

Christian Environmental Love

The ambiance, the setting in which the human person lives, the … [Continue Reading]

Catherine O’Donnell’s Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

O’Donnell, Catherine. Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. Ithaca, NY: C … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – March 2019

What Is the Institutional Church? Question: I hear a lot about the … [Continue Reading]

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What does the Doctor Diagnose? Listening to the Church Doctor

Introductory Note: The author is restricting this essay to attitudes toward priests in light of the Philadelphia Grand Jury report. She extends wholehearted sympathy for the shattered lives affected by the actions of immoral … continue reading..

Does the Text of Amoris Laetitia Allow Communion for the Divorced and Remarried?

Previously, I have presented the positive argumentation that the text of Amoris Laetitia does not allow Communion for the divorced and remarried who intend to continue sexual relations.[1. Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC, “Does the T … continue reading..

Pope Francis and the Purification of Heroic Desire

It is the duty of pastoral homiletics to call the faithful to heroic virtue. Virtue itself, to be sure, is a core fruit of receiving the Gospel, but, at times, we need to hear the call to heroic virtue; that is, we must know that … continue reading..

Christian Environmental Love

The ambiance, the setting in which the human person lives, the “waters” in which we swim, is our “environment.” It represents the totality in which the human person lives, relates, and interacts. More than that, for the believer in … continue reading..

Catherine O’Donnell’s Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

O’Donnell, Catherine. Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018. 508 pages. As the only scholarly biography of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to be published since her canonization in 1975, Christine O … continue reading..

Questions Answered – March 2019

What Is the Institutional Church? Question: I hear a lot about the “institutional church.” It seems to be a phrase trotted out by people who want to see the moral law changed or to question authority. What is the “institutional ch … continue reading..

Homilies for March 2019

For Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – March 3, 2019    Readings: Sir 27:4–7 • Ps 92:2–3, 13–16 • 1 Cor 15:54–58 • Lk 6:39–45    usccb.org/bible/readings/030319.cfm The Discipline of … continue reading..

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Homilies for March 2019

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Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

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Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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