The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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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
One of the liturgical innovations that made an appearance (and also a disappearance) during the 1970s and 80s was the “Litany of Praise.” A series of brief invocations was read after Communion by … more
The ministry of deacons was so widespread in the early Church that St. Paul went out of his way to encourage the men holding this office to maintain their high standards. The Apostle wrote to … more
An important portion of the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass is the calling down of the Holy Spirit to transform the basic elements of unleavened bread and grape wine into the Sacred Body and Precious … more
Father Gerry Beirne, pastor emeritus of St. Phillip Church, Greenville, once remarked that when he was an active priest he visited the sick; now that he is a retired priest he visits doctors. I can … more
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