The distinguishing feature of the doctrine and the pastoral program of the Second Vatican Council is Trinitarian Christocentrism. The Council’s teaching on the nature of Sacred Liturgy, on the mystery of the Church, on the […]
I commend to you Fr. James Dominic Rooney’s excellent recent Church Life Journal article “The Incoherencies of Hard Universalism.” It is directed primarily at David Bentley Hart’s defense of universalism in his book That All Shall Be Saved, of […]
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Christians are measured by how well they follow Jesus Christ and the Gospel, not by their own ideas and self-sufficiency, Pope Francis said on Sunday.In his Angelus mes… […]
Editor’s note: The following homily was preached by the Reverend Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Bronx, New York, on the occasion of their patronal feast, October 6, […]
Fictional portrayals of purgatory have a grand lineage. Dante climbed the seven-tiered mountain centuries ago, and Tolkien placed his character Niggle (in the short story “Leaf by Niggle”) in a sort of otherworldly hospital-cum-labor camp. […]
Margaret M. Turek, S.T.D., is Professor of Theology and Chair of Dogmatic Theology at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University. After studying and earning degrees at the University of San Francisco (where she studied in the […]
Readings: • Acts 13:14, 43-52 • Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5 • Rev 7:9, 14b-17 • Jn 10:27-30 Pop quiz: which book of the Bible describes black helicopters, high-tech warfare involving Russia and China, and computer […]
God in the Dock In 1948, C.S. Lewis penned an essay that demonstrated his perspicacity in reading the signs of the times in order to gauge the challenges to effectively communicating the Good News of […]
Among the numerous lessons for Lent that can be gleaned from reflecting on the conversion of St. Paul, and especially the fruit of that conversion embodied in his teaching, let us focus first on his […]