Guest Columns

Mercy and Truth in Action: Caring for Wounded Families

The next theme in this series on the Church’s pastoral care for the family, “Caring for Wounded Families (Persons who are Separated, Divorced and Not Remarried, Divorced and Remarried and Single-Parent Families)”

Pastoral care for couples civilly married or living together

I was born and brought up in Kerala, India, and raised in the Syro-Malabar rite.

Guiding Couples in Preparation for Marriage and Accompanying the Newly Married

As a priest, one of my most meaningful ministries is marriage preparation.

Mercy and Truth in Action: Pastoral Care of the Family

We seem to live in a time when many (Catholics and non-Catholics alike) don’t seem to be very well-informed about how the average Catholic priest responds to situations like cohabitation before marriage, the use of contraception, the needs of a person who experiences same sex attraction and other similar situations

Prayers for Healing

This past Saturday, I celebrated a Mass to begin the Living in Truth, Kansas City Catholic Women’s Conference.

Revelation – ‘Behold, I make all things new’

The scenes of judgement and destruction in the previous chapter are countered with scenes of creation and blessing in chapter 21.

Revelation – Views on the ‘millennium’

Revelation chapter 20 is a sort of theological rail station through which various sorts of interpretive trains pass. Each train travels from a different Scripture tradition and espouses a view of the end times which attempts to find its home in this passage. Six times in this passage St. John refers to a “thousand years” […]

The Fall of Babylon

In chapters 17-18 of Revelation St John uses several ancient rhetorical techniques.

A Final Call to Repentance

Chapter 14 of Revelation opens as a counter point to the worship of the beast described in Chapter 13.

The Bible and Typology in Revelation 12

One common difference between our modern notion of Bible interpretation and the ancient one we see in the Bible itself,

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August 31, 2015
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