The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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About five hundred years before Christ the ancient temple in Jerusalem underwent a major renovation. During this renewal a copy of the Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the present Bible, was … more
After Martin Luther posted his celebrated 95 theses on the door of Wittenberg’s church, he spent a year in voluntary seclusion in a tower at nearby Wartburg Castle. With bed, chair, desk, quill, … more
When Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica to inaugurate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the local press covered the event with celebratory good humor. However, in one local paper, … more
In full accord with the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and being joyously observed throughout the world, this Sunday’s Gospel account from St. Luke deliberately promotes the … more
The homily has become such an integral part of the liturgy that a Mass without a word or two offered by the celebrant would seem a cheat and a disappointment. But, until the Second Vatican Council, … more
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis, the Gospel account of St. Luke is coming under special scrutiny since one of its co-titles is The Gospel of Mercy. Yet, as important as … more
The angels’ Christmas invitation to the shepherds to hasten to Bethlehem to worship the newborn Christ was the first of many proclamations to outsiders in St. Luke’s narrative revealing to them … more
The mercy of God is nowhere more graphically and pictorially recounted than in chapter fifteen of St. Luke’s Gospel account. The popular titles of these three Lucan parables place all the emphasis … more
The public life of Jesus Christ in St. Luke’s Gospel begins with two powerful declarations by Christ that his ministry is clearly to be one of mercy — one that exalts the lowly and scorns the … more
By a very happy coincidence or perhaps by an even happier decision the Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis for the coming year will correspond with the Gospel readings for the year taken from … more
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