Jesuit Father Edward Oakes has a brilliant essay on changing President Obama’s mind on abortion.
You need to read the essay.
For some reason–and we can all make our own list as to
why–many Catholics have gotten away from the sacrament of Confession. I know my
own sense of grace and sin sends off an alarm when I receive Holy Communion
with mortal sin on my soul. My conscience gets the best of me as I think of
Saint Paul’s warning that receiving the Eucharistic Lord with sin on the soul: to do so is at one’s own peril. Avoiding Confession is imprudent,
This morning I attended the Mass of Christian Burial of Sister Mary Veronica (of the Eucharistic Face of the Lord) Grzelak. Sister Veronica was 98 years old and 83 years a professed religious sister in the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and she was my grammar school principal. The chaplain to the sisters, Father James Cole, gave a fine homily connecting the suffering and pain we suffer here, as Sister Veronica did in the last years of her life, with the suffering
A Century of
Prayer for Christian Unity is a celebration of the 100-year history of the Week
of Prayer. It is a useful resource for understanding the theology and practice of prayer in common for the intention of the reconciliation of Christians.
among the best informed Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, and Reformed
theologians. Each essayist offers significant insights into the history,
theology, and spirituality of the Week