Father John A. Kiley
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“God is love,” St. John notably wrote in his first epistle. The apostle shortly makes clear what is meant by love: “Whoever loves his brother remains in the light, and there is … more
One couple opted for jig-saw puzzles as a way to pass the abundance of recent time on their hands. Supermarkets quickly sold out of five-pound bags of flour as homemakers tried their skill at … more
Pope Benedict XVI took the papal name Benedict in hope that his good example would inspire the nations of Europe to recall and appreciate their Christian roots that had been preserved from ancient … more
Recently, Catholics in the United States of America were awarded a new patron saint. No, it is not Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, nor is it the heroic World War II … more
While every word in the Bible is truthful, not every word in the Bible is factual. Think of all of Jesus’ parables. They certainly expressed the truth but they surely were not factual. The good … more
The apostles Peter, James and John were certainly favored by Christ to witness incidents which the other apostles did not observe. The transfiguration of Christ on the mountain, the raising of … more
Will and Owen are young brothers only a couple of years apart in age. They are also happily good friends who might resolutely fight over the sharing of toys but also amicably agree on a video to … more
The traditional goals of prayer have often been listed as petition, adoration, reparation, and thanksgiving. (P A R T is an easy memory aid for recalling these four ends.) The Glory to God during … more
The season of Advent begins this year with a rather chilling indictment of sinful mankind. The prophet Isaiah roundly condemns his generation for their neglect of personal responsibilities as well as … more
When a bereaved family is selecting an appropriate Scripture reading for the funeral rite of a beloved wife or mother, the first reading from the Old Testament’s Book of Proverbs read at Mass … 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
The Jewish nation cited movingly by Isaiah in this coming Sunday’s Old Testament reading is lost in self-pity. Tormented by their stronger neighbors – Assyria, Babylon, Egypt – they … more
Scripture scholars often discern seven signs in the first half of the Gospel according to St. John. Chapters 2 through 11 feature seven misfortunes — some just a matter of inconvenience, … more
The disciples, as many people still do today, thought that misfortune was a punishment sent from God for sins committed. “What did I do to deserve this?” is still a question asked of the … more
A Bible passage that is most challenging to Scripture scholars is the episode of Jesus encountering the Syrophoenician woman who begs a cure for her daughter (Mk 7:24-30). By any standards, the … more
The Apostles Peter, James and John were singled out by Jesus Christ at least three times to witness major Biblical events that would both challenge and strengthen their understanding, their … more
Very early in the Judaeo-Christian tradition the number 40 begins to take on a significance that will broaden and deepen as God continues to reveal his plans for mankind through celebrated Biblical … more
Although St. Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount” and St. Luke’s “Sermon on the Level Stretch” closely parallel one another, St. Matthew’s account stretches to … more
In the United States, when one refers to “the Duke,” the allusion suggests John Wayne, the great cinematic hero of the last century. In the United Kingdom, when one mentions “the … more
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