Homilies for March 2021

For March 7, March 14, March 21, March 25 (Solemnity of the … [Continue Reading]

Pope Francis and the Girardian Moment

The promulgation of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate … [Continue Reading]

The Emerging Catholic Literary Renaissance

“You know, there is, at the moment, an exciting rebirth of Catholic p … [Continue Reading]

St. Joseph “Patris Corde” As a Pastoral Icon

On the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the … [Continue Reading]

Joseph the Just

Joseph the Just is but one of the many titles given to the husband of … [Continue Reading]

An Annunciation Homily

On this solemnity which celebrates the high-water point in the history … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – March 2021

Is Moral Truth Always Objective? Question: Can a Catholic accept … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for March 2021

For March 7, March 14, March 21, March 25 (Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord), and March 28 (Palm Sunday) Third Sunday of Lent – March 7, 2021 Readings: Ex 20:1-17 or Ex 20:1–3, 7–8, 12–17 • Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 • 1 Cor … continue reading..

Pope Francis and the Girardian Moment

The promulgation of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate constitutes a decisive moment in the Magisterial teaching of the Church. Perhaps its most obvious contribution is breathing the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola … continue reading..

The Emerging Catholic Literary Renaissance

“You know, there is, at the moment, an exciting rebirth of Catholic poetry in the United States and it’s full of talented young writers, but even in this interesting cohort James Matthew Wilson, I think, is one of the leading peo … continue reading..

St. Joseph “Patris Corde” As a Pastoral Icon

On the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the patron of the universal church, Pope Francis released the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde,” which means “with a father’s heart.” (1, 2) This is in the spirit of Pope P … continue reading..

Joseph the Just

Joseph the Just is but one of the many titles given to the husband of Mary, earthly father to Jesus. As a just Jewish man, he lived an upright life guided by the Torah. As a just man, he respected the custom of his time, foregoing … continue reading..

An Annunciation Homily

On this solemnity which celebrates the high-water point in the history of salvation, permit me to explore with you three Latin expressions. 1. Verbum caro factum est [The Word became flesh]. We find this line, of course, in the … continue reading..

Questions Answered – March 2021

Is Moral Truth Always Objective? Question: Can a Catholic accept proportionalism in morals? Hans Kung and many other theologians did in the 70s and 80s. There are still moralists who think it is true. Answer: There has been a c … continue reading..

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Homilies for March 2021

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Book Reviews – February 2021

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

Book Reviews – January 2021

God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. By Edward Sri. Reviewed by Lawrence Montz. … more...

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Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

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A Sacerdotal Summer

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Questions Answered

Questions Answered – March 2021

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