The Novus Ordo at 50: Loss or Gain?

The recent half-century of Pope Paul VI’s reformed (“Ordinary Form,” or … [Continue Reading]

Accompanying, Discerning, and Integrating Weakness in Marriage

Chapter eight and its footnotes of Amoris Laetitia begins with the … [Continue Reading]

Newman‘s Concept of Conscience in His Quest for Moral Truth

The question about truth is vividly present in the teachings of the … [Continue Reading]

Conscience as Relationship, Part II

In the second of these two articles on conscience[1. See Francis … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – February 2020

Purgatory and Filthy Lucre Question: I teach RCIA and a catechumen in … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for February 2020

For Presentation of the Lord, February 9, February 16, and February … [Continue Reading]

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The Novus Ordo at 50: Loss or Gain?

The recent half-century of Pope Paul VI’s reformed (“Ordinary Form,” or OF) Mass, which came shortly after the twelfth anniversary of the liberalization of the previous (“Extraordinary Form,” or EF) form of Mass, should stimulate u … continue reading..

Accompanying, Discerning, and Integrating Weakness in Marriage

Chapter eight and its footnotes of Amoris Laetitia begins with the above title and has been pilloried extensively by much of the people of God’s thinkers due to some ambiguities in light of sacred Tradition. However, the title is a … continue reading..

Newman‘s Concept of Conscience in His Quest for Moral Truth

The question about truth is vividly present in the teachings of the Catholic Church throughout the ages. The discourse on truth — which resounds in the question posed to Christ, “What is truth?” (Jn 18:38) — has been heard through … continue reading..

Conscience as Relationship, Part II

In the second of these two articles on conscience[1. See Francis Etheredge, “Conscience as Relationship, Part I: General Principles and Personal Experience,” Homiletic & Pastoral Review (Jan 2020), hpr … continue reading..

Questions Answered – February 2020

Purgatory and Filthy Lucre Question: I teach RCIA and a catechumen in my class said he was taught that Catholics dreamed up Purgatory as a way to get money from people. I know Purgatory is referred to in Maccabees and responded … continue reading..

Homilies for February 2020

For Presentation of the Lord, February 9, February 16, and February 23. Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – February 2, 2020   Readings: Mal 3:1–4 • Ps 24:7–10 • Heb 2:14–18 • Lk 2:22–40 (or 2:22–32)   usccb.org/bible/rea … continue reading..

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Book Reviews – January 2020

The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today By Sam Guzman. Reviewed by Austin Barnes. … more...

Review: Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II

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A Sacerdotal Summer

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests

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