Homilies for October 2019

For October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27. 27th Sunday … [Continue Reading]

Integral Ecology of Man

The crisis in the family has produced a crisis of human ecology, for … [Continue Reading]

Abortion Stories

The stories in this article are about several women I've known … [Continue Reading]

Alkaline Hydrolysis

For most of Her history, the Catholic Church, with very rare … [Continue Reading]

Review: Sunday Will Never Be the Same

Goldstein, Dawn Eden. Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock and Roll … [Continue Reading]

Our Lady of America

What could it mean that the Blessed Virgin Mary, appearing in Northern … [Continue Reading]

The “Un-hefted” Vanishing Flock

When Irishman Declan Dinneny spoke, I caught every fifth word. His … [Continue Reading]

Perserverance in the Face of Imperfect Ministers

Too frequently, practicing Catholics encounter family members and … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – September 2019

Love in Context of Abusive Relationships Question: Am I wrong and … [Continue Reading]

Of interest: The Hildebrand Project’s new, revised editions of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Moral­ity and Situation Ethics and Graven Images; they note, “he promoted a realist account of moral values against various forms of subjectivism, relativism, and other substitutes for true morality.”

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Homilies for October 2019

For October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 6th, 2019   Readings: Hab 1:2–3, 2:2–4 • Ps 95:1–2, 6–9 • 2 Tim 1:6–8, 13–14 • Lk 17:5–10   usccb.org/bible/reading … continue reading..

Integral Ecology of Man

The crisis in the family has produced a crisis of human ecology, for social environments, like natural environments, need protection. And although the human race has come to understand the need to address conditions that menace … continue reading..

Abortion Stories

The stories in this article are about several women I've known personally, one fictional woman, and one famous Catholic woman, Dorothy Day, who is being considered for sainthood — all of whom had abortions. Their stories i … continue reading..

Alkaline Hydrolysis

For most of Her history, the Catholic Church, with very rare exceptions, has insisted that the bodies of the deceased be interred in graves or other suitable burial sites. In 1963, Pope Paul VI allowed the practice of incineration … continue reading..

Review: Sunday Will Never Be the Same

Goldstein, Dawn Eden. Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock and Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God. Gillespie, CA: Catholic Answers Press, 2019. 256 pages. Dawn Eden Goldstein is a Catholic theologian, blogger, and author of … continue reading..

Our Lady of America

What could it mean that the Blessed Virgin Mary, appearing in Northern Indiana, USA, on September 25, 1956, in private revelation to Sister Mary Ephrem, CPpS, “promised that greater miracles than those granted at Lourdes and F … continue reading..

The “Un-hefted” Vanishing Flock

When Irishman Declan Dinneny spoke, I caught every fifth word. His voice came in a wild chorus of undulated high pitches that crescendoed when he spoke of something important, like maybe a heifer who’d miscarried that morning. His … continue reading..

Perserverance in the Face of Imperfect Ministers

Too frequently, practicing Catholics encounter family members and friends who are dismayed by the priestly and hierarchal abuse scandals. They have lost faith in the hierarchy and priests, not knowing whom they can trust. … continue reading..

Questions Answered – September 2019

Love in Context of Abusive Relationships Question: Am I wrong and sinning if I do not like family members who mistreat me? Answer: This question actually has two prongs to it. The one has to do with the relationship of … continue reading..

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A Sacerdotal Summer

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests

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