Homilies for February 2024

For the Fifth Sunday and Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Ash Wednesday, … [Continue Reading]

Immigration and Solidarity

Over the past year-and-a-half, over 100,000 migrants and … [Continue Reading]

The Moral Uncertainty of “Brain Death”

1968 was a year of upheaval, perhaps best remembered by Americans for … [Continue Reading]

Same Sex Attraction in Catholic Women who Desire to Live Chastely

Abstract A growing number of Catholic women with same sex attraction … [Continue Reading]

Cherishing and Respecting One’s Fertility

Discussions about ending marital fertility by vasectomy or tubal … [Continue Reading]

Revelation as Dialogical

Understanding Divine Revelation in its first instance as the desire of … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – February 2024

Intentions in Jesus’ Moral Teaching Question: A Christian teacher s … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – February 2024

The Bible and Baptism: The Foundations of Salvation. By Isaac … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for February 2024

For the Fifth Sunday and Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Ash Wednesday, and the First Sunday and Second Sunday of Lent Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 4, 2024 Readings: Jb 7:1–4, 6–7 • Ps 147:1–2, 3–4, 5–6 • 1 Cor 9:16–19, 22–23 • Mk 1:29–39    bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/020424.cfm “Everyone is looking for you.” It’s […]

The Moral Uncertainty of “Brain Death”

1968 was a year of upheaval, perhaps best remembered by Americans for the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, and by Catholics for the promulgation of Humanae vitae. But the unobtrusive coining of a new definition should be included with these momentous events, for it changed medical practice by shifting the boundary […]

Same Sex Attraction in Catholic Women who Desire to Live Chastely

Abstract A growing number of Catholic women with same sex attraction (SSA) are interested to know the Catholic Church teaching on this issue. Thus far there are no specific Magisterial documents solely dedicated to women with same sex attraction (or “lesbianism”), and this article can serve as an initial response. The first part provides some […]

Cherishing and Respecting One’s Fertility

Discussions about ending marital fertility by vasectomy or tubal ligation, even among Catholics, can often be nonchalant as if this procedure is no big deal with no moral implications. Such an attitude is likely the product of a culture which has pushed God into the background and which no longer acknowledges creation as a gift […]

Revelation as Dialogical

Understanding Divine Revelation in its first instance as the desire of the Father to communicate himself in love to human persons serves as an opportunity for more deeply integrating one’s intellectual life with one’s spiritual life. The movement from Dei Filius of the First Vatican Council to the Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, of […]

Questions Answered – February 2024

Intentions in Jesus’ Moral Teaching Question: A Christian teacher states that the Sermon on the Mount contradicts the classic division of sin into mortal and venial. It does this by giving greater and greater punishment for lesser and lesser sins. Can you explain this? Answer: To answer this question, it is important to see the […]

Book Reviews – February 2024

The Bible and Baptism: The Foundations of Salvation. By Isaac Augustine Morales, O.P. Reviewed by Randall Woodard. (skip to review) The Obscurity of Scripture: Disputing Sola Scriptura and the Protestant Notion of Biblical Perspicuity. By Casey J. Chalk. Reviewed by Suan Sonna. (skip to review) The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful: History in Three Dimensions. By Joseph […]

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Mary, Our Mother of Mercy

My mother died in July 2020. I was blessed to be home from my … more...

The Theology and Heart of Benedict XVI

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