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Bishop Thomas’ homily for Archbishop Brunett’s funeral Mass

Below is the text of the homily Bishop George Thomas of Las Vegas delivered at the funeral Mass for Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett February 12 at St. James Cathedral in Seattle.


The Ratzingerian constants and the maintenance of harmony in the church

Some years ago, my friend Msgr. Francis Mannion wrote an article concerning the three essential features of the eucharistic liturgy — namely, the priest, the rite and the people. When these elements are in proper balance, rightly ordered liturgy obtains. Further, from these categories, he argued, we can discern the three typical distortions of the...

Bishop Robert Barron


Discover the riches of the Bible through lectio divina

Pope Francis recently declared that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — January 26 this year — should be celebrated as the Sunday of the Word of God. The pope highlighted the importance of lectio divina, or “divine reading,” an ancient practice of slowly and prayerfully reading the Bible. Here’s a step-by-step guide.