Radical Orthodoxy: An Overview

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Maintaining the Liturgy in a Homily Surrounded by Technology

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Celebrating Humanae Vitae

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Humanae Vitae: An Unwelcomed Anniversary in the West

Conceptually pastoral weaknesses in expression, not errors, within … [Continue Reading]

A Reflection on Humanae Vitae

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Misconceptions About NFP

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A Brief History of Embracing the Song of Songs

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Homilies for July 2018

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Radical Orthodoxy: An Overview

Part One: An Introduction A Brief Overview of the Radical Orthodoxy Movement In 1990, John Milbank, then reader in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and a fellow of Peterhouse, published his seminal text, … continue reading..

Maintaining the Liturgy in a Homily Surrounded by Technology

Does technology enhance or diminish a homily? Should we use technology in homiletics? These questions don’t elicit an agreed-upon answer, and often focus on the art of preaching itself. Let’s take a representative example from eac … continue reading..

Celebrating Humanae Vitae

On April 4, 5, and 6, this year, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput and twenty renowned theologians, lawyers, philosophers, and medical professionals celebrated Blessed Pope Paul VI’s visionary encyclical, Humanae Vitae, p … continue reading..

Humanae Vitae: An Unwelcomed Anniversary in the West

Conceptually pastoral weaknesses in expression, not errors, within Humanae Vitae, might have led to its lack of reception on the part of some priests, bishops, and people. For a host of reasons, it did not turn hearts and minds to … continue reading..

A Reflection on Humanae Vitae

Recently I watched a television interview with an eloquent defender of Humanae Vitae, but at its conclusion I was disappointed. To be sure, the speaker made a brilliant consequentialist defense of the encyclical, but this time the … continue reading..

Misconceptions About NFP

When I heard the election results in 2012, my very first thought was that if Catholics had reacted appropriately to the invention of the pill, instead of the way they did, we would have won this election. It is a subject which … continue reading..

A Brief History of Embracing the Song of Songs

I. Introduction The intended meaning of the Song of Songs has been a matter of contention since well before the second century after Christ, when it was first accepted into the Jewish canon of scripture. The poem’s focal point, a … continue reading..

Homilies for July 2018

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 1, 2018 Readings: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 ● 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15 ● Mk 5:21-43  http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070118.cfm The gracious act of Christ, emptying himself for us. In the liturgy today … continue reading..

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Homilies for July 2018

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Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

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