The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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In 1966, Time Magazine featured a bold cover asking “Is God Dead?” The article surveyed mid-century theologians trying to make God relevant to an increasingly secular society. … more
St. Teresa of Avila — the Great St. Teresa — was a sixteenth century Carmelite nun, intent then on reforming her religious order and recalled today as a doctor of the Church. This Spanish … more
Christ’s parable of the two sons, the one compliant and the other resistant, could easily be inserted into a collection of Aesop’s Fables or Native American Folklore without amending a … more
When the phone rang, I answered with the customary and simple “Hello.” The voice on the other end of the line inquired, “Hello, John?” As soon as someone addresses me as … more
When I was in grammar school, a prayer for vocations was distributed regularly to all the students who recited that prayer daily before class.  To this day, I remember the prayer word for … more
Roger Williams established the historic First Baptist Church in America, which still meets at the foot of Providence’s College Hill. But Williams remained leader of that Christian community … more
The nineteenth century meant tough times for Catholic Europe. Queen Elizabeth (Isabella) II of Spain was deposed in 1868. France toppled four monarchs during this epoch: Louis XVIII in 1824; Charles … more
Certainly one of the most significant contributions of the Second Vatican Council toward the Catholic appreciation of salvation history is the decree Nostra Aetate in which the proper relationship … more
Although the Far East nation of India is overwhelmingly Hindu, an ancient Christian church community has existed since Apostolic times along the country’s Malabar Coast. A very strong tradition … more
At Bethlehem’s manger, Jesus Christ came to earth in the flesh. St. John affirmed: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” St. Paul testified that Jesus was “a man like us … more
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