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It was a great privilege for Adam to be allowed by God to name all the animals. To name something or someone, or even to know the name of something or someone, was an ancient device for revealing a special relationship between the namer and the named. Adam gave names to all the animals as God had bid him. more
Fewer aspects of traditional Roman Catholic piety have changed more over the past 100 years than the various practices of self-denial that motivated and strengthened the saints and the faithful over the centuries. 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
English novelist W. Somerset Maugham observed that there is nothing particularly blessed about poverty. He wrote, “Poverty is the surest route to bitterness and resentment.” more
The Blessed Virgin Mary emerges twice in the Gospel according to St. John. Her initial arrival on the scene occurs in this coming Sunday’s Gospel account, the wedding feast at Cana, and her final appearance is made at the death and crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary. Thus St. John frames Jesus’ entire pubic life with vignettes that feature Mary. more
The Gospel according to St. Luke is rightly called the “Gospel of Prayer.” The other Gospels certainly include several instructions of Jesus on the need and nature of prayer. Yet, it is St. Luke who actually records the words of prayers in his writings like the “Benedictus,” the “Magnificat,” the “Nunc Dimtiis” and the “Our Father.” more
St. Luke ends the childhood life of Jesus with Mary and Joseph finding of the young Christ in the temple and he ends the public life of the Savior with the two disciples discovering Jesus in the breaking of the bread. The two stories are actually one. The details are altered certainly, but the lesson is the same. more
In last Sunday’s Gospel, St. Luke presented his readers with down to earth examples of practical charity. Through the words of St. John the Baptist, the evangelist provided a program of care and compassion. more
In 1966, during my year as a deacon prefect at Our Lady of Providence Seminary on Warwick Neck, the college freshman class numbered one member who has recently received the personal affirmation of Pope Benedict XVI himself. more
St. John the Evangelist wrote it memorably and succinctly, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” The Greek original actually reads, “…and tabernacled among us.” One innovative translator has rendered that literally, “…he pitched his tent among us.” The ancient creeds convey the same message in time-honored if unadorned phraseology, “…he was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.” more
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