Homilies for October 2022

For October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30 27th … [Continue Reading]

Can Forgiveness Help Heal a Hurting Church?

“Love is the greatest strength of the powerless . . . Love is a … [Continue Reading]

“Father, forgive me, for I have sinned—again, and again”

How do priests respond to penitents who come into the confessional or … [Continue Reading]

How Appealing to “Inclusivity” Is Detrimental

On February 7, 2022, Brantly Millegan was fired as the director of … [Continue Reading]

Can We Be Recognized As Christians?

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – October 2022

Church Teaching and the Theological Ethics of Life Question: There … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – October 2022

Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy. By Lawrence Feingold. … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for October 2022

For October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 2, 2022 Readings: Hab 1:2–3; 2:2–4 • Ps 95:1–2, 6–7, 8–9 • 2 Tm 1:6–8, 13–14 • Lk 17:5–10    bible.usccb.org/bible/rea … continue reading..

Can Forgiveness Help Heal a Hurting Church?

“Love is the greatest strength of the powerless . . . Love is all-powerful and will even overcome hatred. And only love can do this!” ― Václav Havel Forgiveness is a great wellspring of personal healing. It can repair shattered r … continue reading..

“Father, forgive me, for I have sinned—again, and again”

How do priests respond to penitents who come into the confessional or seek counsel in the office saying, “I feel like a hypocrite. I come to confession every (day, week, month), and I confess the same sin” (gambling, drinking, por … continue reading..

How Appealing to “Inclusivity” Is Detrimental

On February 7, 2022, Brantly Millegan was fired as the director of operations for Ethereum Name Services (ENS). The cause for his termination was a Tweet that he posted in 2016 that expressed Catholic moral teachings in blunt … continue reading..

Can We Be Recognized As Christians?

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Christ thus established love as the essential identifying mark of those who belong to Him. Love reveals the Christian; con … continue reading..

Questions Answered – October 2022

Church Teaching and the Theological Ethics of Life Question: There has been much talk about the Church changing her teaching on Humanae Vitae. This apparently is due to a recent document from the Pontifical Academy of Life: … continue reading..

Book Reviews – October 2022

Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy. By Lawrence Feingold. Reviewed by Mark McCann. (skip to review) Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity. By Brett Salkeld. Reviewed by Dan Sherven. (skip to … continue reading..

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