The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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One of the joys of Catholic school education in the 1940s and 50s was observing the Nine First Fridays devotion in honor of the Sacred Heart. If begun in October and concluded in June, children could … more
The sage, sane and sober ponderings in these pages sometime ago from Father Joseph Creedon were at the time a refreshing change from many media comments on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, … more
Christ’s celebrated Sermon on the Mount as found in the Gospel account of St. Matthew is narrated clearly with an eye toward Moses’ acceptance of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai centuries … more
The City of Woonsocket, largely through the influence of the local Pentecostal churches, has had a Day of Public Prayer each autumn for the past few years. The day of prayer, held at a public park, … more
The years had not been going well for Czar Nicholas II of Russia. In 1905, in the wake of the disastrous Russian-Japanese war, the Russian people forced their czar to forego his status as an absolute … more
Just up the street from Sacred Heart rectory in the Pleasant View section of Pawtucket there was a decent-sized Syrian community, some of whom came from the old country and most of whom were born in … more
Those readers who are older (that is, my age) will recall that at the conclusion of the old Latin Mass the celebrant went to the left hand side of the altar and read the opening verses of the Gospel … more
Rev. Msgr. John F. Cox was professor of metaphysics at Our Lady of Providence Seminary at Warwick Neck for many years. He was famously absent-minded. Once he went to a ball game at Fenway Park. When … more
The archbishop of Dublin, Ireland, responsible for the next Year of the Family in 2018, raised a few eyebrows and a few columnists’ pens when he stated, “Let me say something about which I feel … more
Two biographies of women religious caught my eye as I waited to offer Mass recently at St. Charles Borromeo Church, my home parish in Woonsocket. Both histories narrate a religious sister’s … more
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