Pope Francis and the Capital Punishment (Part 1)

Posted by - September 16, 2018

Within a few days of accepting the McCarrick resignation, Pope Francis promulgated a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church which modified its official position on capital punishment. This revision stirred up a lot of comment, as some people hold capital punishment more sacred than most of the doctrine of the Church. I’ll try

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Marriage and family life as a ministry priority (Part 3)

Posted by - September 8, 2018

Gaudium et spes presents a beautiful and challenging picture of Christian marriage. As a ministry priority the local church is challenged with trying to support marriage and family life in the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa through its ministry. How do you translate this priority into action? One of the ways I’ve tried to deal with

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On Sin (Part 2)

Posted by - July 28, 2018

Community is distinct from culture in that culture refers to a fairly broad range of practices and expectations that are found among several communities.  The term community is used most often to refer to a specific group of people sharing a common residential area. Given the circumstances in which the community finds itself, the people

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On Sin (Part 1)

Posted by - July 21, 2018

Not long ago I shared a true story in which a college student dropped by the office of a well-known theology professor from whom he was thinking about taking an introductory course. He needed to take the course, as it was part of a core requirement of the university. The student explained that he was

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On Relationship with Jesus Part 6

Posted by - July 14, 2018

We often think of the early Christian community in Jerusalem as being a model of the ideal Christian community. How is that community described in the Acts of the Apostles? “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had

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