The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Needed Sacrament

Do you often look out over your congregation assembled for Mass, and … [Continue Reading]

Killed by the Dragon

The symbolism and words of the Book of Tobit strike us with surprising … [Continue Reading]

Breastfeeding Does Space Babies and So Much More

Years ago mothers knew that breastfeeding had an impact on their … [Continue Reading]

Mother of the Little Bright Lights of the World

At Medjugorje, Our Lady said that she was completing there what she … [Continue Reading]

John Henry Newman: A Saint for Times of Trial, Conflict, and Crisis

On October 13, 2019, the Church canonized John Henry Newman, the great … [Continue Reading]

He Makes the Clouds His Chariot

Forty days after his Passion, Jesus was lifted up and taken from his … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – May 2021

Question: Why do priests hear confessions during Mass? Doesn’t this d … [Continue Reading]

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Needed Sacrament

Do you often look out over your congregation assembled for Mass, and wonder where and when the majority go to Confession? Do you, bishop . . . priest . . . deacon . . . inform your parishioners regularly that they have an … continue reading..

Killed by the Dragon

The symbolism and words of the Book of Tobit strike us with surprising clarity, and in the manner of an “emperor with no clothes.” In our modern culture, with its “liberated” way of speaking about sex and sexuality, we have become … continue reading..

Breastfeeding Does Space Babies and So Much More

Years ago mothers knew that breastfeeding had an impact on their fertility. Why? Because there was an absence of menstruation with frequent breastfeeding. Then along came bottles and pacifiers, strict schedules, and babysitters, … continue reading..

Mother of the Little Bright Lights of the World

At Medjugorje, Our Lady said that she was completing there what she began at Fatima. Surprisingly, my story follows that same way. This story begins simply at Fatima in 2001 and proceeds to Medjugorje in 2017. In July 2001, I … continue reading..

John Henry Newman: A Saint for Times of Trial, Conflict, and Crisis

On October 13, 2019, the Church canonized John Henry Newman, the great nineteenth-century convert from Anglicanism to the Catholic Church. Newman’s canonization is a gift from God to a Church that is in need of the wisdom c … continue reading..

He Makes the Clouds His Chariot

Forty days after his Passion, Jesus was lifted up and taken from his apostles’ sight by a cloud (Acts 1:9). While the apostles were gazing into the sky, two white-robed men appeared and told them that Jesus had been taken up into h … continue reading..

Questions Answered – May 2021

Question: Why do priests hear confessions during Mass? Doesn’t this detract from the spiritual involvement in all the aspects of the sacrifice? Answer: The questioner seems very upset that two sacraments are going on at the s … continue reading..

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Homilies for May 2021

For the Fifth Sunday, Sixth Sunday, and Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost … more...

Homilies for April 2021

For Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, and the Third Sunday and Fourth … more...

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews – April 2021

The Sacraments: Discovering the Treasures of Divine Life. By Rev. Matthew Kauth. Reviewed by Aaron … more...

Book Reviews – March 2021

  Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration. By Francis Etheredge. Reviewed by Fr. Aidan Nichols. … more...

Book Reviews – February 2021

The Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. By Ralph Martin. Reviewed by Eduardo Echeverria. (skip to … more...

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From the Editor

Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

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

A Sacerdotal Summer

St. Ignatius of Loyola likened the “enemy of our human nature” to a cun … more...

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Questions Answered

Questions Answered – May 2021

Question: Why do priests hear confessions during Mass? Doesn’t this detract from the spiritual i … more...

Questions Answered – April 2021

Evils and Euphemisms Question: In public statements and debate with the promoters of the … more...

Questions Answered – March 2021

Is Moral Truth Always Objective? Question: Can a Catholic accept proportionalism in … more...

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