The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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Perhaps it was a religious sister at the parish school or maybe a lay teacher during a catechism lesson that might have outlined the four ends of prayer and even written a handy reminder of these … more
The Gospel according to St. Luke has rightly been characterized as the Gospel of Mercy. And no better evidence is needed than the three Lucan parables to be proclaimed at Mass this coming Sunday. … more
The brief Letter to Philemon, written by St. Paul from his Roman prison cell, will be proclaimed as the second reading at Mass this coming Sunday. The letter is certainly the most personal writing … more
St. Luke and the Prophet Isaiah rival one another in their expansive thoughts on the prospect of salvation for the worldwide community. St. Luke even stretches the words of Jesus a bit when he claims … more
The first verse of chapter eleven of the Epistle to the Hebrews, which will be heard this coming Sunday during the second reading at Mass, offers not so much a precise definition of the virtue of … more
The cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston was recently renovated, welcoming parishioners on Palm Sunday to its bright and expansive interior. Like our own cathedral in Providence, Holy Cross is a … more
For about 120 years, roughly 1850 until 1970, the feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ was celebrated on or about July 1 each year. While the feast had been celebrated in various dioceses … more
St. Paul refers to St. Luke in his letter to the Colossians as a medical doctor, “the beloved physician.” Taylor Caldwell authored a life of St. Luke entitled “Dear and Glorious Physician” … more
Roman Catholics and Lutherans have been in international, national and regional dialogue for a number of years. The New England Lutheran Synod and the Roman Catholic dioceses of New England have been … more
During a recent interfaith lecture a mention was made of the Holy Trinity and its celebrated constituents — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One participant asked the speaker whether these … more
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