Homilies for December 2018

For Dec. 2, Immaculate Conception, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, … [Continue Reading]

A Spirituality of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation. It has many parallels to Lent: we don … [Continue Reading]

An Advent Examination

Advent is not a season of penance, but of preparation. Advent prepares … [Continue Reading]

Exploring Harmful Anger in and at Marriage and the Priesthood

The protection of one’s marriage and children from the harm caused by e … [Continue Reading]

The Benedict Option for a “Monastic” Church

Abstract Rod Dreher proposes what he calls the “Benedict Option,” by w … [Continue Reading]

Minister in the Sanctuary

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into h … [Continue Reading]

The Necessity of Confession and Its Seal

Any Catholic reading the report of Australia’s Royal Commission of I … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews for Late Autumn 2018

The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for December 2018

For Dec. 2, Immaculate Conception, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Christmas, and Dec. 30. 1st Sunday of Advent – Dec. 2, 2018    Readings: Jer 33:14–16 • Ps 25:4–5, 8–10, 14 • 1 Thes 3:12–4:2 • Lk 21:25–28, 34–36    usccb.org/bib … continue reading..

A Spirituality of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation. It has many parallels to Lent: we don the purple, we suppress the Gloria (awaiting the angels to sing it again for the first time at Midnight Mass), and we are given weeks to allow the Holy Spirit … continue reading..

An Advent Examination

Advent is not a season of penance, but of preparation. Advent prepares us for the two comings of Christ, that is, the Incarnation and the Eschaton. However, amid the garlands and the gifts, we all know how easy it is to become … continue reading..

Exploring Harmful Anger in and at Marriage and the Priesthood

The protection of one’s marriage and children from the harm caused by excessive anger is an important responsibility for parents in their vocation. Particularly challenging is the uncovering and addressing of anger expressed in a c … continue reading..

The Benedict Option for a “Monastic” Church

Abstract Rod Dreher proposes what he calls the “Benedict Option,” by which he means a return to a monastic paradigm for Christian life, opting for the City of God in contrast to the City of Man. This world isn’t our home. It’s the … continue reading..

Minister in the Sanctuary

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” – Hebrews 4:14 The author of the Letter to the Hebrews advocates a novel manner of appr … continue reading..

The Necessity of Confession and Its Seal

Any Catholic reading the report of Australia’s Royal Commission of Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse must be appalled by the multiple instances of child abuse in ecclesial institutions perpetrated by priests, r … continue reading..

Book Reviews for Late Autumn 2018

The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order By Scott Hahn. Reviewed by Matthew Rose. (skip to review) In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk’s Memoir By Paul Quenon. Reviewed by M … continue reading..

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Homilies for December 2018

For Dec. 2, Immaculate Conception, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Christmas, and Dec. 30. 1st Sunday of Advent – … more...

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Is the Holy Family a Realistic Model for Ordinary Families?

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Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

Introduction[0. Paper presented at Theological Colloquium held at St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary, T … [Read More...]

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

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