The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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The part of the Mass known today as the Psalm Response, recited in chorus with the congregation after the first reading, was formerly listed in missals as the Gradual. It received this practical … more
This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Easter rebellion, 1916-2016, a bloody event that led eventually to Irish independence from Britain and the establishment of the Irish Free State … more
The opening chapter of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of Love,” celebrates the happy link between the creative act of God at the beginning of time and the creative act of … more
No Biblical event is reported more variably in Scripture than the Ascension of Christ into heaven. Saints Matthew and Mark report that Jesus went ahead of the eleven apostles to Galilee and from a … more
America is becoming less religious. According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, young adults, known as millennials, have a low level of religious belief: 20 percent of Americans born between … more
Modern mankind is clearly scandalized by suffering. The distressingly high abortion rate in this country and throughout the Western world is sure testimony to the contemporary world’s abhorrence of … more
Jewish history was rarely a glorious enterprise. The Jews knew some triumphs under David; they experienced some splendor during Solomon’s tenure; a brief freedom was earned by the Maccabees. But … more
In the ancient Church, the Sunday after Easter was called Dominica in Albis, (Sunday in White), because the catechumens newly received into the Church during the Easter Vigil would show up in church … more
After two thousand years of Christian belief, it is difficult for modern Christians to appreciate the novelty that a bodily resurrection was to Jesus’ contemporaries. The Jews before Jesus had very … more
Perhaps the most curious words in the New Testament are the anguished cry of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross proclaiming, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” This single line reported … more
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