Quiet Corner
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Shepherds occupy a prominent place throughout sacred Scriptures. In both the Old and the New Testaments, shepherds hold a special place in salvation history. more
On October 7, 1974, Monsignor Barry R. L. Connerton and I stood on the steps of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence. The Most Reverend Kenneth Angell had just been ordained as auxiliary bishop of Providence by Bishop Louis E. Gelineau. Monsignor Connerton, then assistant editor of the then-Providence Visitor, suggested that I should write a weekly column for the diocesan newspaper. I had written innumerable Letters to Editor to both the Providence Visitor and the Providence Journal. more
Readers of “The Quiet Corner” should put aside for one evening their reading of Will Durant’s “History of Civilization” and watch a couple of half-hour situation comedies on network television. more
The Council of Jerusalem, highlighted in this Sunday’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, made Christianity’s gradual break with Jewish practices the official policy of the new church. more
A local interfaith group is proposing a Web-site with brief explanations of Rhode Island's various religious traditions. more
The four Gospel accounts from Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written perhaps thirty, forty, even fifty years after the events which they relate actually occurred. These four accounts were written possibly in Jerusalem, maybe in Syria, perhaps in Rome or elsewhere. One or two of these narratives were destined for Jewish readership; the other two were destined for Greek, Roman and Gentile circulation. more
The innate, self-centeredness of mankind is evident even in the naming of Christ’s celebrated parable of The Prodigal Son. Consider that there are three substantial roles acted out in this famous parable of mercy unique to St. Luke. more
Most homosexuals lead routine daily lives indistinguishable, for the most part, from their heterosexual neighbors. more
Any curious person picking up the Christian Scriptures and reading them with an open mind must be struck by the prominent role that St. Peter holds throughout the Gospels, Acts and various … more
Mary Daly, militant feminist theologian, or perhaps better, belligerent feminist theologian from Boston College passed away recently. Daly made headlines a few years ago when she refused to allow men to attend her classes on the Chestnut Hill campus. more
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