Why You Should Have Hope for the Future of the Church

It’s officially the heart of ordination season, and our family is a … [Continue Reading]

Saint John Bosco

In the two-thousand year history of the Catholic Church, there have … [Continue Reading]

Is the Trinity a Mysterious Contradiction or a Rational Mystery?

Introduction Consider how central the Trinity is to our faith. We … [Continue Reading]

Mary and Prayer

Mary is not a conceptual counterpoint to Christ, imagined and … [Continue Reading]

Analogy of Analogies

A great tragedy occurred in salvation history in the so-called … [Continue Reading]

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Ever since, in late 2005, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones ruled that … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – June 2019

Attending a Greek Orthodox Wedding Question: Is it permissible for a … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – June 2019

The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays By Dana Gioia. Reviewed by … [Continue Reading]

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Why You Should Have Hope for the Future of the Church

It’s officially the heart of ordination season, and our family is attending our usual round of ordination Masses. For the second year in a row, I am sewing a chasuble and stoles for some of my seminarian friends. If you have n … continue reading..

Saint John Bosco

In the two-thousand year history of the Catholic Church, there have been many priests who have distinguished themselves as renowned confessors. These priests are important models for confessors today to be effective ministers of … continue reading..

Is the Trinity a Mysterious Contradiction or a Rational Mystery?

Introduction Consider how central the Trinity is to our faith. We invoke the Trinity at the start and end of every Mass when we make the Sign of the Cross; those of us who pray the Rosary or the Divine Office will invoke the … continue reading..

Mary and Prayer

Mary is not a conceptual counterpoint to Christ, imagined and projected into the Gospels as a kind of semidivine goddess who was made manifest, as it were, in preparation for the coming of the Savior of mankind: a kind of “power o … continue reading..

Analogy of Analogies

A great tragedy occurred in salvation history in the so-called Enlightenment. An essential mammoth misfortune for this contrarily darkening age of the world, as well as, for that matter, the general period of thought and ideology … continue reading..

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Ever since, in late 2005, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones ruled that the school district of Dover, Pennsylvania, could not mandate material about intelligent design in its science curriculum on evolution (declaring it … continue reading..

Questions Answered – June 2019

Attending a Greek Orthodox Wedding Question: Is it permissible for a Catholic to attend either the ceremony or reception of a Catholic marrying a Greek Orthodox at a Greek Orthodox Mass without a Catholic priest … continue reading..

Book Reviews – June 2019

The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays By Dana Gioia. Reviewed by Ken Colombini. (skip to review) Raymond E. Brown and the Catholic Biblical Renewal By Fr. Donald E. Senior. Reviewed by Rev. John P. Cush, STD. (skip to … continue reading..

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Homilies for June 2019

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Homilies for May 2019

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Book Reviews – June 2019

The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays By Dana Gioia. Reviewed by Ken Colombini. (skip to … more...

On Mary the Mother of God, Queen of the Universe

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The Tender Heart

Where in any classical literature do men rejoice over wounds? In the … more...

A Spirituality of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation. It has many parallels to Lent: we don … more...

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Questions Answered – June 2019

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Handling the Precious Blood Question: During Mass, wine is consecrated in a chalice and we … more...

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