The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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A congratulations card or a recovery card or a condolence card arrives in the mail from a Catholic friend and the greeting begins, “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for…” Yes, the … more
If I were to mix chemical A with chemical B in my cellar in Woonsocket, there would be a definite reaction. The chemicals might lie there inert with no result, the chemicals might explode with dangerous consequences, or the chemicals might bubble over and eat away the work shelf supporting my experiment. more
For centuries, usually through the quiet response of an altar server or through the sung response of a choir, the worshippers at a Catholic Mass affirmed the Eucharistic work of the celebrant through … more
Saints Peter, James and John must have been somewhat perplexed as they came down the mountain after experiencing the splendor of Christ’s transfiguration and his conversation with the prophets … more
St. Mark does not lose any time in introducing his readers to the power of evil and specifically to the power of the Evil One. After only 23 verses into his Gospel, the evangelist writes, “Now … more
An irony of the Protestant Reformation which commenced 500 years ago this month is that a movement founded on the absolute freedom of conscience resulted in the absolute right of a ruler to determine … more
There are many majestic moments in the life of Christ that the Church could have chosen for the Gospel passage for this coming Sunday’s festival, the Solemnity of Christ the King. The glory of the … more
The Vatican, with the approval of Pope Francis, recently issued a document entitled “Placuit Deo” dealing with certain faulty trends in modern religious thought that are familiar to most … more
The staple devotion of pre-Vatican II Catholic life certainly was the Rosary. While the priest silently mumbled his Latin prayers at the altar, the faithful in equal silence fingered their beads in … more
The Jubilee Year of Mercy is placing special emphasis on the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy. Most senior readers of “The Quiet Corner” no doubt memorized these sometimes tangible and … more
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