Give to Caesar…

by Fr. Charles Irvin October, 1996 [These observations were written for a homily given on October 20, 1996, the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year, in the Lectionary’s A-Cycle, the scripture passages being taken from Isaiah 45:1,4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Matthew 22:15-21] One of the most vexing issues of our time, Continue Reading →

On The Ordination of Women

by Fr. Charles Irvin July, 1996 Ordaining women as priests? There have been a lot of arguments both for and against this proposal from varying points of view, the more popular of them being politically based. I say politically based because they are constructed on grounds that assume the Church Continue Reading →

On Wombs and God

by Fr. Charles Irvin July,1995 The Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights is a group of clerics which declares: “Freedom of Choice is Sacred”. They use the RCAR for their main purpose: to attempt to buttress the abortion movement with theological and religious sounding props. One of their main claims is Continue Reading →

The Centurion

by Fr. Charles Irvin December, 1997 The bitter consequence of our disordered liberty, a former freedom to do good that has been turned into a license to do anything, is drowning our souls in a tidal wave of societal disintegration. Abortion, drive-by killings, random killings, consumerism, drug abuse, family disintegration, Continue Reading →

On Thanksgiving

by Fr. Charles Irvin November, 1997 Given at an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service for the Village of Manchester, Michigan   Jesus gave us the Beatitudes as guideposts for happiness, happiness being not something that we get but rather something that results from the way we live. We are not able to Continue Reading →