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Contributed on Jun 16, 2018
What we need in this world is reconciliation of God and man, and of man to man.
Thursday of the 11th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution Look closely at the words of the Lord’s Prayer and you will see, as the Church Fathers taught, the whole of the Gospel summarized in these petitions. Think of all the problems we face in our world today, and all that we have faced ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2018
I think Thomas of Villanova is a saint for our times. He possessed what some have called "an intelligent notion of charity," getting at the problem of poverty at its root.
Thursday of 10th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution The stories preserved in the first book of Kings about the prophet Elijah are some of the most gripping tales in all literature. The Church has been reading these narratives most of this month, and they are most appropriate, because ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2018
He will faithfully forgive us when we ask. But if when Nero demands we drop the incense in prayer to the emperor, if we deny Christ is Lord, then He must deny us.
Thursday of 9th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution St. Paul wrote the second letter to bishop Timothy during his final imprisonment. Here he calls himself a “criminal,” probably because the cruel emperor Nero had made profession of faith in Christ a capital crime. It is likely that Paul ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2018
"the original Protestant reformers maintained the traditional love and respect shown by and in the Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary."
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin 2018 Reformation/Revolution John the Baptist was a prophet, and at the presence of Mary and the newly-conceived Jesus, his cousin, he did a little dance in his mother’s womb. Scripture scholars tell us that the OT scene evoked in the minds of first-century ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2018
Fail to correct your evil addictions, and lose eternally.
Thursday of Pentecost Week 2018 Reformation/Revolution The epistle of St. James reads much like the preaching of an OT prophet like Isaiah or Jeremiah. Today James is directing his admonitions to those who are rich and heartless. One can with the grace of God be rich and humane, rich and ...read more
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Contributed on Jun 8, 2013
"Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2013
The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are ...read more