Homilies for March 2024

For the Third Sunday, Fourth Sunday, and Fifth Sunday of Lent, the … [Continue Reading]

Guilt and the Eucharist

The words of the centurion, words that we say again and again at every … [Continue Reading]

Preaching Dogma Kerygmatically

Thirteen years a priest, I have often heard Catholic faithful lament … [Continue Reading]

Interior Peace, a Critical Capability

The theories of Carl Von Clausewitz, former Prussian General Officer, … [Continue Reading]

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Voices constantly scream at us with urgent demand, including our own … [Continue Reading]

The Formation of Altar Servers for the Current Times

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Questions Answered – March 2024

The Church’s Teaching on Labor Question: There has been much talk of p … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – March 2024

The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh. By Fr. Andrew … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for March 2024

For the Third Sunday, Fourth Sunday, and Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), and Easter Sunday Sundays of Lent: Rev. Mark Hellinger Feast days and Holy Week: Rev John P. Cush, STD Third Sunday of Lent – March 3, 2024 Readings: Ex […]

Guilt and the Eucharist

The words of the centurion, words that we say again and again at every celebration of Holy Mass, are among the truest words that we can ever utter: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” In a world where […]

Preaching Dogma Kerygmatically

Thirteen years a priest, I have often heard Catholic faithful lament that their priests and deacons “don’t preach the hard truths,” but for many years I was reluctant to listen. This wasn’t because I was hostile to truth; rather, I didn’t want to just “preach to the choir” since those who asked for hard-truth homilies […]

Interior Peace, a Critical Capability

The theories of Carl Von Clausewitz, former Prussian General Officer, on military strategy are used today by many of the world’s leading military powers. Clausewitz stated that military operations are supported by critical capabilities. A critical capability is “a means that is considered a crucial enabler for a center of gravity to function . . […]

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Voices constantly scream at us with urgent demand, including our own anxieties. How is it that only a third of Catholics believe in the Eucharist? How am I supposed to evangelize a culture that is increasingly hostile to truth? Is there a parish program that will actually ensure people will stay in the pews? This […]

The Formation of Altar Servers for the Current Times

Note: I would like to thank Br. Jonathan Ibarra, M.Id for his insights into this topic. Many dioceses in the United States and around the world are facing a decrease in the number of altar servers and a lack of formation of the altar servers. There are parishes in which the formation of altar servers […]

Book Reviews – March 2024

The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh. By Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP. Reviewed by Br. Lawrence Joshua Johnson, CFR. (skip to review) The Future of Christian Marriage. By Mark Regnerus. Reviewed by Fr. Anthony R. Lusvardi, SJ. (skip to review) Dying to Live: From Agnostic to Baptist to Catholic. By Ian Murphy. […]

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