The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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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
Bill Donahue, the beleaguered and indefatigable defender of Catholic truth and rights, compiled a list of fifteen renegade Catholic organizations bent on radical changes within the Catholic Church. … 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
Shortly before Christmas, Bob Kerr, columnist for the Providence Journal, wrote about two men with AIDS who visited the Lincoln Middle School to advise the eighth graders about this wasting disease. more
The ancient Jews understood that God’s fidelity in the past was an assurance of his faithfulness in the future. The Jews had cried out from the anguish of Egyptian slavery and the Lord God heard their plea. Through Moses, God led the Jews safely if arduously through the wilderness for 40 years. more
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