Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 … [Continue Reading]

Questions Concerning the Charism of Healing

In her recent book, Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the W … [Continue Reading]

Purgatory: A Key Doctrine

The dogma of Purgatory is an all-but-forgotten teaching of the Church, … [Continue Reading]

Natural and Supernatural Faith

Introduction Well-formed Catholics know that we are infused at … [Continue Reading]

Reform Requires Holiness of All the Faithful

The wounds of the Church’s sex-abuse scandals have been reopened by t … [Continue Reading]

Complain, Complain!

Professor Anthony Esolen, writer in residence at Thomas More College … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Concerning the Charism of Healing

In her recent book, Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World (Our Sunday Visitor, 2015), biblical theologian and popular speaker Mary Healy addresses with great passion the issue of healing — particularly the charism … continue reading..

Purgatory: A Key Doctrine

The dogma of Purgatory is an all-but-forgotten teaching of the Church, yet it is extremely valuable in supporting the call to perfection. The fundamental purpose of Purgatory is not forgiveness of sins, but making up for sins, … continue reading..

Natural and Supernatural Faith

Introduction Well-formed Catholics know that we are infused at baptism with sanctifying grace and with the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Some know that these virtues reside in potency, and not automatically in … continue reading..

Reform Requires Holiness of All the Faithful

The wounds of the Church’s sex-abuse scandals have been reopened by the revelations of abuse by Cardinal McCarrick, the former Washington D.C. archbishop; by the Chilean scandal, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and more r … continue reading..

Complain, Complain!

Professor Anthony Esolen, writer in residence at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts, recently wrote an essay for the Catholic magazine Crisis in which he complained about the quality of music at Mass. He’s certainly not a … continue reading..

Five Tips for Graduate School

During my first semester of graduate school in theology, the required class on the Trinity nearly “ate my lunch”. To put it simply, I could never study enough to understand the subject more, nor could I seem to improve my papers en … continue reading..

Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 • Ps 18:2–4, 47, 51 • Heb 7:23–28 • Mk 12:28b–34    usccb.org/bible/readings/110418.cfm Our first reading from Deuteronomy and the Gospel taken from St. Mar … continue reading..

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Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 • Ps 18:2–4, 47, 51 • Heb 7:23–28 • Mk 1 … more...

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