Homilies for August 2019

For August 4, August 11, The Assumption, August 18, and August … [Continue Reading]

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Second Peter

Reading Mark’s Gospel with the Faith of Saint Peter and the C … [Continue Reading]

Who Was Hubert Jedin?

In November, 1991, the Homiletic and Pastoral Review published a … [Continue Reading]

A Sweet Remedy for Our Troubled Times

In these tumultuous times in the world and in the Church, we need more … [Continue Reading]

Parochial Solipsism

It is not excessive to suggest that three quarters of the life of the … [Continue Reading]

Alternate Views on the Root Causes of the Bishops’ Clergy Sex-Abuse Cover-Up

The Church is now in the throes of the second wave of the clergy … [Continue Reading]

Father de Caussade and the Abandonment to Divine Providence

Existentially Bored Currently, we are witnessing a widespread … [Continue Reading]

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Second Peter

Reading Mark’s Gospel with the Faith of Saint Peter and the Church Saint Peter’s Second Epistle soars the heights of the Spirit akin to the spiritual heights of John’s proclamation of the Gospel (Jn 1:1–14). He whose gift of faith … continue reading..

Homilies for August 2019

For August 4, August 11, The Assumption, August 18, and August 25. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 4, 2019   Readings: Ecc 1:2; 2:21–23 • Ps 90:3–6, 12–14, 17 • Col 3:1–5, 9–11 • Lk 12:13–21    usccb.org/bible/readin … continue reading..

Who Was Hubert Jedin?

In November, 1991, the Homiletic and Pastoral Review published a memorandum of Hubert Jedin written in 1968. But many in the English-speaking world were quite unaware of who this man was and what his contribution to the Church … continue reading..

A Sweet Remedy for Our Troubled Times

In these tumultuous times in the world and in the Church, we need more than ever to plunge into the mystery of God’s infinite mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to be inspired by the witness of the saints. What better p … continue reading..

Parochial Solipsism

It is not excessive to suggest that three quarters of the life of the American pastor is consumed with administrative governance. He is, for all intents and purposes, the head of a small business. He hires and fires, reviews … continue reading..

Alternate Views on the Root Causes of the Bishops’ Clergy Sex-Abuse Cover-Up

The Church is now in the throes of the second wave of the clergy sex-abuse crisis, which began June 20, 2018, with the exposé of former cardinal archbishop of Washington Theodore E. McCarrick’s abuse of minors and seminarians. Si … continue reading..

Father de Caussade and the Abandonment to Divine Providence

Existentially Bored Currently, we are witnessing a widespread cultural shift away from the Christian faith and an odd movement in many hearts toward various Eastern philosophies and spiritualities. As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI … continue reading..

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Homilies for August 2019

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews – June 2019

The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays By Dana Gioia. Reviewed by Ken Colombini. (skip to … more...

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The Tender Heart

Where in any classical literature do men rejoice over wounds? In the … more...

A Spirituality of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation. It has many parallels to Lent: we don … more...

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Questions Answered – July 2019

Good Friday, the Cross, and Foot Washing Question:  Does Good Friday veneration of the Cross … more...

Questions Answered – June 2019

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Questions Answered – May 2019

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