Homilies for February 2022

For February 6, February 13, February 20, and February 27 Fifth … [Continue Reading]

Anger Reconsidered

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Christian Joy and Human Sadness

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4: … [Continue Reading]

Conscience and the Service of Authority

There is, at present, a crisis of authority within the Catholic … [Continue Reading]

The Church’s Teaching on Marriage, Part Two

Go to Part I Contribution of Families to Society “The very e … [Continue Reading]

A New Approach for Pastoral Ministry

Biblical theology of creation is applicable in pastoral ministry, … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – February 2022

What Is the Church’s Magisterial Teaching? Question: Do we owe r … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for February 2022

For February 6, February 13, February 20, and February 27 Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – February 6, 2022 Readings: Is 6:1–2a, 3–8 • Ps 138:1–2, 2–3, 4–5, 7–8 • 1 Cor 15:1–11 or 1 Cor 15:3–8, 11 • Lk 5:1–11    bible.usccb.org/ … continue reading..

Anger Reconsidered

Note: This essay first appeared on the Christ-Animated Learning Blog with Christian Scholar’s Review. The Prince of Peace said, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Mt 10:34). Amid the ubiquitous anger of present Ameri … continue reading..

Christian Joy and Human Sadness

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). This and other exhortations in Scripture have shaped Christian tradition with the understanding that joy is meant to be part of our life. It’s tradi … continue reading..

Conscience and the Service of Authority

There is, at present, a crisis of authority within the Catholic Church, expressed no more clearly by the clamor for democratization outfitted by the various movements of protest which attempt to raze the “old guard” of bur … continue reading..

The Church’s Teaching on Marriage, Part Two

Go to Part I Contribution of Families to Society “The very experience of communion and sharing that should characterize the family’s daily life represents its first and fundamental contribution to society.” FC at 43. “The family … continue reading..

A New Approach for Pastoral Ministry

Biblical theology of creation is applicable in pastoral ministry, because of its rich cornucopia of imagery and metaphors of myth and apocalypse, imagination and paradoxes employed in demonstrating God’s omnipotence, omniscience, a … continue reading..

Questions Answered – February 2022

What Is the Church’s Magisterial Teaching? Question: Do we owe religious submission of intellect and will to those teachings of the Pope contained in documents (addresses, allocutions, letters, etc.) that were not published in t … continue reading..

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