The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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During a recent interfaith lecture a mention was made of the Holy Trinity and its celebrated constituents — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One participant asked the speaker whether these … more
One of the liturgical innovations that made an appearance (and also a disappearance) during the 1970s and 80s was the “Litany of Praise.” A series of brief invocations was read after Communion by … more
The ministry of deacons was so widespread in the early Church that St. Paul went out of his way to encourage the men holding this office to maintain their high standards. The Apostle wrote to … more
An important portion of the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass is the calling down of the Holy Spirit to transform the basic elements of unleavened bread and grape wine into the Sacred Body and Precious … more
Father Gerry Beirne, pastor emeritus of St. Phillip Church, Greenville, once remarked that when he was an active priest he visited the sick; now that he is a retired priest he visits doctors. I can … more
Certainly among the most affectionate of Christian images is the depiction of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd. Woolly lambs cozying up to the Savior’s knee and the Master himself embracing a … more
In a recent letter to the editor of the Valley Breeze weekly newspaper, Lincoln, Rhode Island, physician Paula Carmichael shrewdly describes abortion as a religious issue. A month earlier, Governor … more
It is surely no coincidence that the very first words out of the mouth of Christ to his chosen disciples gathered in the upper room were, “Peace be with you!” Peace had eluded mankind since Adam … more
A number of Catholic and Protestant churches in the Woonsocket area have celebrated Lenten Scripture services weekly for a number of years, thanks largely to the inspiration and coordination of the … more
Two enlightening models of the desert/wilderness experience are Blessed Charles deFoucauld, the nineteenth century holy man of the Sahara Dessert, and Father Carlo Carretto, a twentieth century … more
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