Homilies for December 2021

For December 5, December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 12, … [Continue Reading]

Parish Evangelization

It is common to hear or read references to the New Evangelization … [Continue Reading]

Shepherding the Flock Out of the 1962 Missal

The time has come, says God to Moses. You must lead my people out of … [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Three Saving Mysteries of the Christmas Season

“I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, ‘You are my son … [Continue Reading]

On Humility, or, Christianity as Bull-dung

Note: This essay first appeared on the Christ-Animated Learning Blog … [Continue Reading]

A Touch of Experience: Where Are You?

“In the light of the experience of many couples and of the data, . . . … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – December 2021

Christmas Around the Fire. By Ryan N.S. Topping. Reviewed by Mark … [Continue Reading]

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God Inside You

When the Unmoved Mover moved in you, Kicked tiny feet against virginal womb, When you felt first under your very bones, The presence of God in earthen tones: What sentiment?   Did you cry for mirth? Or fumble for word? As you sensed a limb Yours not, but yours hid.   “He has shown the […]

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Homilies for December 2021

For December 5, December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 12, December 19, December 24 (Vigil of the Nativity), December 25 (Christmas Day), and December 26 (The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph) Second Sunday of … continue reading..

Parish Evangelization

It is common to hear or read references to the New Evangelization based on the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II, Christifidelis Laici (On the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in … continue reading..

Shepherding the Flock Out of the 1962 Missal

The time has come, says God to Moses. You must lead my people out of Egypt, out of captivity, toward the Promised Land.[1. Ex 3:10.] Unfortunately for the eager travelers, the journey lasts 40 years,[2. Deut 1:3.] and along the … continue reading..

Reflections on Three Saving Mysteries of the Christmas Season

“I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, ‘You are my son, today I have begotten you’” (Ps 2:7). The psalmist is referring here to Israel’s anointed, or messianic, king. As God’s anointed one, he is God’s “son,” God’s … continue reading..

On Humility, or, Christianity as Bull-dung

Note: This essay first appeared on the Christ-Animated Learning Blog with Christian Scholar’s Review. In a post engagingly entitled “Academic Freedom: From Ram-skit to Bull-dung,”[1. Crystal Downing, “Academic Freedom: From Ram- … continue reading..

A Touch of Experience: Where Are You?

“In the light of the experience of many couples and of the data, . . . theological reflection is . . . called to study further the difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the … continue reading..

Book Reviews – December 2021

Christmas Around the Fire. By Ryan N.S. Topping. Reviewed by Mark McCann. (skip to review) Meet the Gentle Jesus: First Communion Preparation Program. By Liguori Publications. Reviewed by Mark McCann. (skip to review) The … continue reading..

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Homilies for December 2021

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Book Reviews – December 2021

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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

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Questions Answered – September 2021

Intinction With Unconsecrated Hosts? Question: Is it an egregious (sin) matter, if a priest … more...

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