Clericalism: Problems Past, Present, and Future

I am a permanent deacon, married and with children; at the same time, … [Continue Reading]

Were Adam and Eve Bad Parents?

Were Adam and Eve bad parents? It may seem like a bizarre question, … [Continue Reading]

What Would Augustine Say?

From the days of Herodotus, in the fifth century before Christ, when … [Continue Reading]

Forming a Community of Faith

Catechesis is the systematic study of the history, nature, goals, … [Continue Reading]

The Difference Between Imperfect and Perfect Hope

In this short essay, I ultimately seek to lay out a brief explanation … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – September 2021

The Hundredfold Songs for the Lord. By Anthony Esolen. Reviewed by … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for September 2021

For September 5, September 12, September 19, and September … [Continue Reading]

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Clericalism: Problems Past, Present, and Future

I am a permanent deacon, married and with children; at the same time, I am ministering in my parish. When I was first ordained, I used to joke that I “had a foot in both camps,” as I seemed to be both laity and ordained. But in rea … continue reading..

Were Adam and Eve Bad Parents?

Were Adam and Eve bad parents? It may seem like a bizarre question, but the challenge of parenting plagues many Catholics who are striving to raise their kids in the Church. Each fall, parents drop their sons and daughters off at … continue reading..

What Would Augustine Say?

From the days of Herodotus, in the fifth century before Christ, when in Book 1 of his Histories he had two sixth-century men, Solon of Athens and Croesus of Lydia, meet who chronologically could not have met, it has been … continue reading..

Forming a Community of Faith

Catechesis is the systematic study of the history, nature, goals, principles, and process of deepening of Christian faith and doctrine. Catechesis is concerned with the process of growth in faith, the education of children, young … continue reading..

The Difference Between Imperfect and Perfect Hope

In this short essay, I ultimately seek to lay out a brief explanation of the mechanics of hope as a theological virtue, which must include its synergy with charity. First, I will emphasize that the Thomistic or Scholastic theology … continue reading..

Book Reviews – September 2021

The Hundredfold Songs for the Lord. By Anthony Esolen. Reviewed by Lawrence Montz. (skip to review) An Introduction to the Creeds. By Steve Ray and Dennis Walters. Reviewed by Joseph Tuttle. (skip to review) Eight Popes and … continue reading..

Homilies for September 2021

For September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 5, 2021 Readings: Is. 35:4–7a • Ps.146:6–7, 8–9, 9–10 • Jas. 2:1–5 • Mk 7:31–37    bible.usccb.org/bible … continue reading..

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews – September 2021

The Hundredfold Songs for the Lord. By Anthony Esolen. Reviewed by Lawrence Montz. (skip to … more...

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In Christ Alive in Me: Living as a Member of the Mystical Body. By Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. … more...

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Real Philosophy for Real People: Tools for Truthful Living. By Fr. Robert McTeigue. Reviewed by T.S. … 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

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

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Questions Answered – August 2021

The Knowledge of the Incarnate God Question: If Jesus is both human and divine, why didn’t he k … more...

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Why Jesus Is Called the “New Adam” Question: I am a bit troubled by so many people calling Jes … more...

Questions Answered – June 2021

Rahner and Relativism Question: Pope Benedict has responded to his critics who claim that his … more...

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