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Father Esposito: True Enlightenment about the End

Friday, February 5, 20210141 mmanuel Kant is not a household name among suburban Americans who don’t read philosophy, but he is one of those giants in the history of human thought whose influence is so immense that it appears anonymous to most.

Father Bayer: 'Can the Church save marriage?'

Friday, January 22, 20210113 In the July/August 2020 issue of Christianity Today, there is an article by Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at UT Austin, entitled “Vanishing Vows: Can the Church Save Marriage?” It previews his book, The Future of Christian Marriage, and reports...

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Father Esposito: Grace at Work in Infant Baptism

I learned recently that the priest who baptized me, Monsignor Joseph Ferraro, died of Covid-19 on December 17. Father Ferraro was a Navy chaplain stationed in Oakland, California when my father was on active duty, and he de-heathenized me when I was... Friday, January 8, 2021

Father Gollob: Christmas tales and the joy of the season

From the first Sunday in Advent, we have heard the warning over and over again to prepare the Way of the Lord. In the Gospel reading of that day, we were told to awaken from our slumber and to prepare the way for our Creator to come to save us and... Sunday, December 20, 2020

Father Szatkowski: Yearning for Advent

2020 has certainly done a number on all of us. Our churches shut down in March for what was initially supposed to have been three weeks. Weeks, of course, became months. Thursday, December 17, 2020

Father Bayer: Judgment

In Advent we meditate on the coming of Christ. Traditionally, we contemplate not only his coming at Christmas, but also his second coming at the end of time – his coming “in glory to judge the living and the dead” (as we say in the Nicene... Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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