Jesus Offers Us His Sacred Heart

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The Skirts of the Infinite

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Understanding the Four Aspects of Dogma According to Bernard Lonergan in The Way to Nicea

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Humanae Vitae and the New Evangelization

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Is the Holy Family a Realistic Model for Ordinary Families?

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On the Truth that Heals the Crisis of Marriage

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Jesus Offers Us His Sacred Heart

For millennia, the human heart has served as a living sign of love and affection. For the Greeks, the heart—or kardia—was where the nerves of all sensate animals met; but in humans, it was also the place where the soul enlarges, “w … continue reading..

The Skirts of the Infinite

___________ “[Christianity allows mankind to] grasp at the skirts of the Infinite. Since Christ the dead world has woken up from sleep. Since him we have lived.” — Oscar Wilde ____________ Introduction: Idyll or Idol? Memories … continue reading..

Understanding the Four Aspects of Dogma According to Bernard Lonergan in The Way to Nicea

Introduction As a professor of theology, and as academic dean of a seminary, I feel it’s important to lay a solid foundation for the student who is beginning his study of theology. In my introductory seminar in fundamental t … continue reading..

Humanae Vitae and the New Evangelization

Introduction This year sees the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae. Over the years, the encyclical has received quite a mixed response across the Church. Even now, we still have theologians, bishops, and … continue reading..

Is the Holy Family a Realistic Model for Ordinary Families?

In this time of troubled marriages and beleaguered families, a renewed focus on the Holy Family, and what it teaches us, can act as a bracing support. Dr. Mary Shivanandan’s new book, The Holy Family, Model Not Exception, provides … continue reading..

On the Truth that Heals the Crisis of Marriage

Part II: On Christ’s Love of the Sinner[1. This is now a part of the book, The Family on Pilgrimage: God Leads Through Dead Ends, (Chapter 4: Part I: enroutebooksandmedia.com/familyonpilgrimage/)] Do we believe that God can act i … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: It is my impression that when we celebrate the Eucharist in my diocese at community Mass, Eucharistic Prayer 2 predominates. What might underlie this preference? What merit is there to criticisms about the historicity, … continue reading..

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Homilies for June 2018

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Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

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Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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