Homilies for August 2022

For August 7, August 14, August 15 (Solemnity of the Assumption), … [Continue Reading]

Overview of Desiderio Desideravi

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2022, Pope Francis … [Continue Reading]

The Universal Call to Evangelization

As we do our work at Saint Paul Street Evangelization, there are so … [Continue Reading]

St. John Vianney and the Meaning of the Priesthood

Homily preached by the Reverend Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., … [Continue Reading]

Prejudices Against Mercy: Is Mercy a Relaxation of Justice?

Contemporary Concerns about Mercy The fact that the Jubilee Year of … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – August 2022

Mixing Unconsecrated Hosts Question: Is it a sin for a priest to mix … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – August 2022

Configured to Christ: On Spiritual Direction and Clergy Formation. By … [Continue Reading]

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Roe v. Wade Overturned

On the morning of Friday, June 24, in a 6–3 ruling, the Supreme Court issued a historic verdict. In a decision titled Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the court overturned Roe vs. Wade. After nearly fifty years, abo … continue reading..

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Homilies for August 2022

For August 7, August 14, August 15 (Solemnity of the Assumption), August 21, and August 28 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 7, 2022 Readings: Wis 18:6–9 • Ps 33:1, 12, 18–19, 20–22 • Heb 11:1–2, 8–19 or Heb 11:1–2, 8 … continue reading..

Overview of Desiderio Desideravi

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2022, Pope Francis promulgated the Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi.[1. Francis, Desiderio Desideravi (Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2022), … continue reading..

The Universal Call to Evangelization

As we do our work at Saint Paul Street Evangelization, there are so many different evangelization-related topics to address. What exactly is evangelization? Why do we need to do it? How do we evangelize effectively? What is the … continue reading..

St. John Vianney and the Meaning of the Priesthood

Homily preached by the Reverend Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., at Holy Innocents Church in New York City for the memorial of St. John Vianney (4/8 August 202/OF & EF calendars). In this month of August, we … continue reading..

Prejudices Against Mercy: Is Mercy a Relaxation of Justice?

Contemporary Concerns about Mercy The fact that the Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis in 2016–17 coincided with mass encounters of Middle Eastern refugees in Europe, challenging immigration policy disputes in the U … continue reading..

Questions Answered – August 2022

Mixing Unconsecrated Hosts Question: Is it a sin for a priest to mix unconsecrated hosts with the consecrated Precious Blood in intinction when distributing communion? Answer: The Eucharist is the source and summit of the … continue reading..

Book Reviews – August 2022

Configured to Christ: On Spiritual Direction and Clergy Formation. By Deacon James Keating. Reviewed by Rev. John P. Cush, STD. (skip to review) Married Priests in the Catholic Church. Ed. by Adam A.J. DeVille. Reviewed by John … continue reading..

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Homilies for August 2022

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Configured to Christ: On Spiritual Direction and Clergy Formation. By Deacon James Keating. Reviewed … more...

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The Restless Flame, Daniel Lord, S.J.: Thinking Big in a Parochial World! By Stephen A. Werner. … more...

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The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book. By Scott Hahn and … more...

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Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

Has anyone else been a bit taken aback in realizing that you are not … more...

A Sacerdotal Summer

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Roots of the Apostles’ Creed Question: In the Apostles’ Creed we profess: “On the third day he … more...

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