Homilies for July 2020

For July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26. 14th Sunday in Ordinary … [Continue Reading]

The Pornography Epidemic

One of the greatest problems facing the Church and the world today is … [Continue Reading]

How Should We Think about Diversity of Religions?

There seems to be some confusion abroad these days about diversity of … [Continue Reading]

The Hidden Cloister of Suffering

One of the great omissions in contemporary psychology is its failure … [Continue Reading]

Recent Works on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Cimorelli, Christopher. John Henry Newman’s Theology of History: H … [Continue Reading]

Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven

Is forgiveness a completely dispensable act, a gift we receive from … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – June 2020

Absence of God? Question: Pope Emeritus Benedict published a letter … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – June 2020

At Mass with Jesus on Calvary: Reflections on the Prayers of the Mass … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for July 2020

For July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 5, 2020   Readings: Zech 9:9–10 • Ps 145:1–2, 8–11, 13–14 • Rom 8:9, 11–13 • Mt 11:25–30   usccb.org/bible/readings/070520.cfm   OT: Zech 9: Ba … continue reading..

The Pornography Epidemic

One of the greatest problems facing the Church and the world today is that of pornography. Studies show the devastating consequences of pornography to the human person, to the marriage, to the family, and to the moral life of … continue reading..

How Should We Think about Diversity of Religions?

There seems to be some confusion abroad these days about diversity of religions. We can find in the writings of Fr. Henri de Lubac, SJ, as well as in St. Thomas Aquinas, principles helpful on this question. Does every human person … continue reading..

The Hidden Cloister of Suffering

One of the great omissions in contemporary psychology is its failure to account for suffering. Yet people ask why, and continue to ask why they suffer, and will do so till the end of time. Yes, of course, psychologists try to … continue reading..

Recent Works on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Cimorelli, Christopher. John Henry Newman’s Theology of History: Historical Consciousness, Theological ‘Imaginaries’, and the Development of Tradition. Leuven: Peeters, 2017. xii + 356 pages. Softcover: $98.00. ISBN: 978-9 … continue reading..

Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven

Is forgiveness a completely dispensable act, a gift we receive from God and others, or, is it something we all require and need? Is not forgiveness an act which originates in the mercy of God? And, if so, isn’t the act of f … continue reading..

Questions Answered – June 2020

Absence of God? Question: Pope Emeritus Benedict published a letter last year in which he attributed the pedophilia crisis in the clergy to an absence of God. Our Church and clergy are wholly dedicated to God, right? Can you … continue reading..

Book Reviews – June 2020

At Mass with Jesus on Calvary: Reflections on the Prayers of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist By Fr. Gene Martens, SJ. Reviewed by Fr. James Swetnam, SJ. (skip to review) Hope to Die: The Christian … continue reading..

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