The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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At Bethlehem’s manger, Jesus Christ came to earth in the flesh. St. John affirmed: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” St. Paul testified that Jesus was “a man like us … more
Although the Far East nation of India is overwhelmingly Hindu, an ancient Christian church community has existed since Apostolic times along the country’s Malabar Coast. A very strong tradition … more
It should not be too difficult to imagine how crestfallen the early Christian community must have been after the death of Jesus. Jesus had not only talked a good game, he had displayed a good game … more
Perhaps the most extensive analysis of Cardinal, now Saint, John Henry Newman’s thought was compiled not by a fellow English writer but rather by a Polish Jesuit, Erich Przywara. Cambridge … more
Pope St. Pius V (1566-1572) was a Dominican friar before his elevation to the papacy. Loyal to his mendicant heritage, the pontiff continued to wear his white Dominican habit during his time on the … more
The Little Sisters of the Poor offer tasty meals to their residents at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket. While recently taking advantage of their hospitality, I sat at table with a young man … more
For centuries, the vast majority of mankind lived as peasants, as serfs, even as slaves. The landed gentry, which have always been a small percentage of the human race, employed the majority of … more
The most fundamental unit of society is not the individual, the American Bill of Rights notwithstanding.  There would be no society at all if it were not for the couple — one man, one … more
At the risk of appearing an anti-pope, erst-while Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI submitted a chapter published in a recent book on the “Priesthood, Celibacy, and the Crisis of the Catholic … more
“Clunk, clink, clunk, clink, clink… .” The odd sounds heard over the telephone occasioned an understandable question: “What’s that noise?” “What … more
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