Homilies for December 2022

For the Second Sunday, Third Sunday, and Fourth Sunday in Advent, the … [Continue Reading]

Ars Praedicandi

Originally delivered as an address to the Theological College in … [Continue Reading]

Priestly Obedience in a Post-McCarrick Church, Part II

Go to Part I Now that we have traced the nature and the theological … [Continue Reading]

Perhaps Another Minor Ministry

When St. Paul VI dissolved the minor orders for the Latin Church and … [Continue Reading]

Caregivers of the Soul

In the first dwelling of her spiritual classic, The Interior Castle, … [Continue Reading]

Judaism Ancient and New

Remnant of Israel At the present time, “there is a Remnant chosen by g … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – December 2022

The Mass as Sacrifice Question: Why do you call the Mass a sacrifice? … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – December 2022

Before Austen Comes Aesop: The Children’s Great Books and How to E … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for December 2022

For the Second Sunday, Third Sunday, and Fourth Sunday in Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the Nativity of the Lord Second Sunday of Advent – December 4, 2022 Readings: Is 11:1–10 • Ps 72:1–2, 7–8, 12–13, … continue reading..

Ars Praedicandi

Originally delivered as an address to the Theological College in Washington D.C. AMDG JMJ Ars Praedicandi Theological College 12.XI.22 Praised be Jesus Christ! Now and forever! Father Dominic, faculty, staff, and … continue reading..

Priestly Obedience in a Post-McCarrick Church, Part II

Go to Part I Now that we have traced the nature and the theological implications of obedience and ecclesial authority, let us now look at authority and obedience as complementary responsibilities. Church documents emphasize … continue reading..

Perhaps Another Minor Ministry

When St. Paul VI dissolved the minor orders for the Latin Church and instituted a ecclesiastical reality called “minor ministries” of acolyte and lector, he wanted laymen only to assume these ministries of the liturgy in a more ins … continue reading..

Caregivers of the Soul

In the first dwelling of her spiritual classic, The Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila cautions us: “We know we have souls. However, we seldom consider the precious things that can be found in this soul, or who dwells within it, or i … continue reading..

Judaism Ancient and New

Remnant of Israel At the present time, “there is a Remnant chosen by grace” (Romans 11:5). Isaiah cries out concerning Israel (Romans 9:27), “If the number is as the sand of the sea, a remnant will repent and return and be save … continue reading..

Questions Answered – December 2022

The Mass as Sacrifice Question: Why do you call the Mass a sacrifice? Does not Paul say the sacrifice of the Gentiles is a sacrifice to demons? “A broken and contrite heart O Lord thou will not despise,” I read in the psa … continue reading..

Book Reviews – December 2022

Before Austen Comes Aesop: The Children’s Great Books and How to Experience Them. By Cheri Blomquist. Reviewed by Kathryn Sadakierski. (skip to review) Through the Heart of St. Joseph. By Fr. Boniface Hicks. Reviewed by Joseph T … continue reading..

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