This is a homily delivered by St. Josemaria on March 11, 1960. Recorded with permission from the Stadium Foundation. Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.
Author: Ambrose Bean
“I Belong to Benedict,” “I Belong to Francis.”
In his first Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul addresses prominent divisions that plagued the Church during his time. He calls out the problem by saying, "there is jealousy and strife among you" (1 Cor 3:3). Many people belonging to the Church at Corinth were splitting into separate groups based on which preacher inspired their [...]
Ep 9 – St. Anselm – Repentance and Mercy
This is a meditation written by St. Anselm to encourage the spirit not to fall into despair. Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.
Ep 8 – St. John Paul II – The Goodness of Life
This is an excerpt from St. John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium vitae. Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.
Mediating Jesus: Christocentric Preaching as the Solution to America’s Lack of Faith
Find footnotes and references by downloading the PDF version of this post. The Gospel of Matthew ends in a striking manner. The last recorded instruction that Jesus gives to his disciples is found in Mt 28:18-20. He says, “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples [...]
The Old Testament in Relation to Christ
Young Christians are often introduced to the Gospels before the rest of Scripture. There is a good reason for this. In the eyes of the Church, the four Gospels have always been revered above all the other books of the Bible because of their direct account of the life and words of Christ. It makes [...]
The Wayfarer’s Way: The Role of Merit, Prayer, and the Sacraments in Man’s Sanctification
Find footnotes and references by downloading the PDF version of this post. Disputes between Protestants and Catholics over the nature of justification have led to a couple of serious problems in the Church. The first problem is that, in response to a barrage of objections, Catholics need to find ways to argue against the Protestant [...]
Accessibility and Longevity: The Role of the Theologian in the Church in Light of ST I, q. 1
Find footnotes and references by downloading the PDF version of this post. Theologians occupy a unique position, and for those who have not studied theology, it can be difficult to understand the precise role that theologians play in the life of the Church. Theologians themselves might, in some cases, be confused about what exactly they [...]
Ep 7 – St. John Chrysostom – The Necessity of Virtue
This is a sermon delivered by St. John Chrysostom on the words in Mat 7, "not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven." Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.
Ep 6 – St. Alphonsus – Uniformity With God’s Will
This is an excerpt from St. Alphonsus’s treatise, “Uniformity With God's Will.” Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.