The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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As Mary's month of October draws to a close, two scriptural events, actually twin scriptural events, can provide a fitting meditation on Mary’s role in salvation history. more
What did the woman caught in adultery feel? For a moment, place yourself in her shoes. She stands before the scribes and Pharisees condemned to death because she’s been caught in the act. They’re … more
When King Ahab and his diabolical wife Jezebel finally passed on, the kingdom of Israel fell under the rule of the unfortunate King Ahaziah who one day fell through the lattice of his roof terrace at … more
The Diocesan Office for Religious sponsors a day of recollection for the congregations of sisters and brothers who staff the schools, nursing facilities, and parish ministries in the Diocese of … more
The festivities of the Christmas holiday and the solemnities of Holy Week might at first glance seem to have nothing in common. Christmas is all wreaths and lights and sleigh bells and presents … more
No one can blame Sts. Peter, James and John for wanting to prolong the Transfiguration experience. In his exhilaration, St. Peter blurts out, “Lord, how good it is that we are here. more
Wisely does the church’s Lenten liturgy follow last week’s narrative of Christ’s temptations with an account of Jesus’ Transfiguration. Last week worshippers at Mass witnessed Jesus’ triple victory as he struggled to express in human terms the meaning of his divine sonship. more
My cousin Gail tells me that I am just like my mother: I never say "no.” And when I look back over my 45 years of priesthood I have been privileged to say "yes" many times - sometimes for a benefit and sometimes for a bother. In the back of my mind, I always felt a certain call to the priesthood. more
Chuckie probably never missed Mass in his entire life. As a child and even as a teenager he served Mass regularly at his parish Church. Then as a young adult he was only too happy to assist with the … more
The promise of Advent, the joy of Christmas and the enthusiasm of Epiphany have yielded to what the church’s liturgy labels rather blandly Ordinary Time or, in some other languages, Numbered Time. more
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