Homily Possibilities for the Sunday Scrutinies

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Seeing as God Sees

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The Charism of Priestly Celibacy

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The Confessional Prudence of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor and Patron of Confessors

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Running in the Bible

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Homilies for March 2020

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Homily Possibilities for the Sunday Scrutinies

During the three middle Sundays of Lent, the Christian people welcome in a special way the Elect who are presented to Christ’s Church as those seeking full communion. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent thus provide great o … continue reading..

Seeing as God Sees

Late last December, Homiletic & Pastoral Review ran an article by Stephen Adubato titled “Understanding the Vatican’s Document on Gender Theory and Education.” The document he refers to was released by the Congregation for Cath … continue reading..

The Charism of Priestly Celibacy

Teaching a course on Holy Orders in the seminary, which includes a unit on celibacy, has led me to reflect often on my own experience in the seminary from 1964 to 1972. During those years, everything was being questioned. Near the … continue reading..

The Confessional Prudence of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor and Patron of Confessors

During my priestly training, I had the privilege of studying moral theology at a university governed by the sons of St. Alphonsus, and in this environment, I grew to know and to love this saint, a doctor of the Church and patron … continue reading..

Running in the Bible

In the United State of America in the early twenty-first century, running is one of the most popular forms of physical exercise. Of these, today’s runners, one might ask: how many know that running has a significant place in the B … continue reading..

Questions Answered – March 2020

Last Rites for the Clinically Dead? Question: Is it possible to perform the sacrament of the sick on someone who has been pronounced clinically dead? If so, up to how long after clinical death can this sacrament be … continue reading..

Homilies for March 2020

1st Sunday of Lent – March 1, 2020   Readings: Gen 2:7–9; 3:1–7 • Ps 51:3–6, 12–13, 17 • Rom 5:12–19 (or 5:12, 17–19) • Mt 4:1–11   usccb.org/bible/readings/030120.cfm “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the tree … continue reading..

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