The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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A congratulations card or a recovery card or a condolence card arrives in the mail from a Catholic friend and the greeting begins, “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for…” Yes, the … more
Saints Matthew, Mark and Luke, as well as St. Paul, recall the institution of the Holy Eucharist in their Gospel narratives in phrases that fairly well parallel the words of consecration heard every … more
The publication of a 50th anniversary commemorative edition of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical On Human Life by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a bit perplexing to say the least. The … more
From St. Martin of Tours ripping his cloak in half to shelter a homeless wanderer through St. Vincent dePaul and his Daughters of Charity rescuing unwanted babies from the streets of Paris right up … more
The honors and formalities afforded the Reverend Billy Graham after his death were a refreshing religious break from the secularism that pervades today’s Western society. Tributes offered in the … more
Pope Francis has clearly gone out of his way to project an image of the Church as a merciful, reconciling community. On a grand level he initiated in 2015 a Jubilee Year with the Papal bull, … more
The Diocese of Providence has more than 30 churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The diocese’s two oldest parishes, St. Mary’s in Newport and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in … more
An old adage instructs, “As we pray, so we believe.” On this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, it is certainly worthwhile to look carefully at the contemporary Church to analyze how … more
One line of Scripture that makes Roman Catholics easy prey for fundamentalist Christians is Christ’s demand in St. Matthew’s Gospel account: “Call no one on earth your father; you have but one … more
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens caused quite a stir a month ago when he proposed in a New York Times Op-Ed piece “…a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment.” … more
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