Understanding the Depth of Priestly Celibacy

First, ‘Celibacy, as a personal option made for a higher good, even one completely on the natural level, can result in a fully mature and integrated personality’. Secondly, we must note how we view celibacy in the Church: the wrong disposition of the soul is ‘celibacy is imposed from outside...

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The Holy Eucharist

In understanding the Christian faith there is one Sacrament which draws us into this profound relationship with God and this is communion. Receiving the Body of Christ is that which binds us to Him and Him to us in the New Covenant. In ‘De Eucharistia’, an encyclical written by Saint...

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There Was No Doubt In Mary

In the seminary before the night ends we always pray the ‘Salve Regina’. ‘Salve Regina’ is Latin and means ‘Hail Holy Queen’. I still remember hearing this sacred hymn for the first time. I was on retreat at St. Alphonso in Long Branch before entering the seminary at Saint Andrews...

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Centered on God

In this short life, which the psalmist understood correctly in saying it is like the grass of the field that sprouts, flourishes, and then we are no more (Ps.103:15), is one reason we should stay close to God’s Altar where the Bread of Eternal life is offered (John 6:35). The...

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