Homilies for July 2022

For July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 Fourteenth … [Continue Reading]

Socialism: A Bad Penny

A May 2019 Gallup poll found that 43% of Americans think socialism … [Continue Reading]

Stir into Flame: A Response to the Survey Among Recently Ordained Priests

Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy is particularly encouraging to y … [Continue Reading]

The Terminal State of Unbaptized Infants

Since the earliest centuries of the Church, Christians have debated … [Continue Reading]

Solidarity in Suffering

Physical suffering is an unpleasant fact of life. Responses to a … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – July 2022

Roots of the Apostles’ Creed Question: In the Apostles’ Creed we pro … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – July 2022

The Restless Flame, Daniel Lord, S.J.: Thinking Big in a Parochial … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for July 2022

For July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 3, 2022 Readings: Is 66:10–14c • Ps 66:1–3, 4–5, 6–7, 16, 20 • Gal 6:14–18 • Lk 10:1–12, 17–20  bible.usccb.org/bible/ … continue reading..

Stir into Flame: A Response to the Survey Among Recently Ordained Priests

Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy is particularly encouraging to young priests. Being a young priest, I can relate to Timothy and his vocation to shepherd the people of God in the midst of challenging circumstances. Paul w … continue reading..

The Terminal State of Unbaptized Infants

Since the earliest centuries of the Church, Christians have debated the terminal state of unbaptized babies. (This paper will use the term “unbaptized babies/infants” to represent all who die without baptism and without the cog … continue reading..

Solidarity in Suffering

Physical suffering is an unpleasant fact of life. Responses to a chronic disease can fluctuate from creative growth to self-pity. It can bring out the best or the worst in a person as well as sanctify or darken their soul. In … continue reading..

Questions Answered – July 2022

Roots of the Apostles’ Creed Question: In the Apostles’ Creed we profess: “On the third day he rose again from the dead.” What does it mean to say “again” in this context? Answer: The Apostles’ Creed has a long and pious tradit … continue reading..

Book Reviews – July 2022

The Restless Flame, Daniel Lord, S.J.: Thinking Big in a Parochial World! By Stephen A. Werner. Reviewed by Steven R. McEvoy. (skip to review) The Scandal of the Scandals. By Manfred Lütz. Reviewed by Robert Rooney. (skip to r … continue reading..

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Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

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A Sacerdotal Summer

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