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Grumpy priests and Saint Thomas Becket

December 29, 2023 Dawn Beutner 13

We Catholics tend to have unrealistic expectations about our priests. We want every one of them to deliver brilliant, engaging homilies just like Venerable Fulton Sheen, possess the spiritual depth of Saint Thomas Aquinas, be […]

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Awake! Repent! Rejoice!

December 9, 2022 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: • Is 35:1-6a, 10 • Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 • Jas 5:7-10 • Mt 11:2-11 First, awaken. Then repent. Now rejoice. Those have been the central themes during these three Sundays of Advent. On […]

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Villainy and virtue in the early Church

April 1, 2019 Paul Senz 5

Mike Aquilina is a prolific writer and editor, with many of his books focusing on life in the early Church. He is executive vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and he has hosted […]