Homilies for October 2018

For Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28. 27th Sunday in Ordinary … [Continue Reading]

"Bartimaeus," by Harold Copping.

Love’s Oblation

William L. Stidger told about a young lad he had baptized as a baby. … [Continue Reading]

Renewal and the Penitential Life

Wherever we may look for solutions to the present tension and … [Continue Reading]

Integrating Pope Francis

Introduction The Pontificate of Pope Francis has been full of … [Continue Reading]

Marriage and the Juridical Relevance of Pastoral Language

The revised Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1983 (CIC-83) brought … [Continue Reading]

“To Jesus through Mary” Is Not Enough

St. Louis de Montfort’s “To Jesus through Mary” is a common refrain amo … [Continue Reading]

On Prayer

Let me share some reflections by Baroness Catherine de Hueck Doherty … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for October 2018

For Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 7, 2018   Readings: Gn 2:18–24 • Ps 128:1–6 • Heb 2:9–11 • Mk 10:2–16, or 2–12   usccb.org/bible/readings/100718.cfm I’ve always been rather … continue reading..

Love’s Oblation

William L. Stidger told about a young lad he had baptized as a baby. The boy grew up, and when World War II began, he joined the Navy. One night his ship came into Boston, and the lad visited his former pastor and friend. During … continue reading..

Renewal and the Penitential Life

Wherever we may look for solutions to the present tension and confusion, we must realize that the solution will begin with the Eucharist, return to the Eucharist, and be formed by the Eucharist. Whatever secular processes may be … continue reading..

Integrating Pope Francis

Introduction The Pontificate of Pope Francis has been full of surprises.[1. This essay was written over the summer as an exercise in synthetic theology with a goal of better understanding and interpreting the Mind of the … continue reading..

Marriage and the Juridical Relevance of Pastoral Language

The revised Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1983 (CIC-83) brought with it a definition of the consensual incapacity for marriage. This formula is a kind of juridical innovation given that it did not exist prior to the CIC-83 and … continue reading..

“To Jesus through Mary” Is Not Enough

St. Louis de Montfort’s “To Jesus through Mary” is a common refrain amongst lovers of Mary, and rightly so. To be sure, she is the way to Jesus — Jesus does not come to us via any other way. Nor is anyone transformed into Christ bu … continue reading..

On Prayer

Let me share some reflections by Baroness Catherine de Hueck Doherty and St. Francis de Sales, including inspirations in prayer, liberty of spirit, prayer and solitude, dryness and prayer, prayer and mystical theology, methods of … continue reading..

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Homilies for October 2018

For Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 7, 2018   Readings: Gn 2: … more...

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