The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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Towering over the pleasant fields of rural Kentucky is a reputedly full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, the ark is an engineering … more
The movie Ben-Hur, the last of the summer’s epic releases, cost $100,000,000 to produce but earned only $10,000,000 on its opening weekend. And the critics were no kinder. “Amateurish … more
Just about everyone who reads or hears the Parable of the Merciful Father and his prodigal son has a bit of sympathy for the elder son who very dutifully stays by his father’s side, works hard, and … more
The Gospel according to St. Luke is rightly labelled the gospel of the poor. His sensitivity toward the needy is necessary in every generation and in every circumstance. St. Luke would have been as … more
St. Luke’s account of the industrious farmer who crowned his agricultural success by building bigger barns to store his remarkable produce is not the first Biblical story to note humanity’s bent … more
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes, withstood relentless poverty as a child and later endured unrelenting strictness as a religious sister. One of nine children, Bernadette was born … more
St. Francis of Assisi’s dramatic conversion from young man about town and failed soldier into “the most Christlike of all the saints,” as Pope Pius XI noted, was greatly assisted by a line of … 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 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
This will certainly be a most challenging Quiet Corner. Not because some church or parish official will be called to task or some personal misstep will be revealed, but because the subject matter at … more
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