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The Synod of Bishops: Signs of Divorce in the Family of God?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

No one can escape preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church without hearing the message that good communication skills are essential to a strong and healthy family. It is unfortunate, then, that leading up...

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Chosen Identity vs. Identity as Chosen—29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Lectionary | 2 comments

Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Psalm 96 I Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 One of the greatest challenges I have encountered teaching American university students is getting them to seriously entertain the view that...

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The Synod Part 2: Field Hospitals in a Divorce Culture

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

I posted an initial take on some of the themes coming out of the Synod of the...

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You Should Read This: Karen Swallow Prior on Hannah More–Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in From the Field | 0 comments

The Humane Society of the United States knows that protection for animals will...

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The Synod’s Report on Marriage: A Hearing

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

The Mid-Term Report for the meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the family just...

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Who is Invited to the Feast? Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Is 25:6-10A Ps 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 Mt 22:1-14   What...

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On the Ethics of Organ Transplantation, Part II

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

This is a brief synopsis and discussion of Part II of a report on Catholic...

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Hospital or Campaign: What will the Synod on the Family be?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Pope Francis has expressed his desire that the Catholic Church function like a...

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