Hermeneutics of the Bible
This article “Interpreting the Bible” was recently published in a bookazine entitled “How the Bible Was Written” by Engaged Media Inc. , 2016. As Fr. Michael pointed out in the article, “It is not, for example, the least bit blasphemous or presumptuous to examine and question the Bible. On the contrary, we run the risk of blasphemy if we do NOT seriously question our hermeneutics.”
Homily for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: February 1st, 2016
This is the written text of Fr. Michael’s homily delivered on February 1st, 2016 at the Church of Notre Dame in New York, NY where he currently serves as a Parochial Vicar. (Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:14-30).
Homily for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: February 1st, 1998
This is the written text of Fr. Michael’s homily delivered on February 1st, 1998 where he was an Associate Pastor at St. Joseph’s in the Village. (Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:14-30).
Sister, Mother, Bride
This is a blog article on Mother Earth written by Fr. Michael K. Holleran for the Contemplative Alliance (October 2015).
“One of the most popular ways of referring to our planet is “Mother Earth”. There is certainly nothing wrong with this from a Christian standpoint, since it is obviously true. We all come from her womb, receive constant nourishment from her, and return our elements to her at death as a living matrix of recycling energy. Pope Francis does not hesitate to evoke “Mother Nature” in his recent encyclical (#92).”
The Wound of Love: A Miscellany
This is a book compiled and edited by Fr. Michael K. Holleran. Published in 1994, St. Hugh’s Charterhouse, Horsham, West Sussex (first publication); March 2006, Gracewing Publishing (second publication).
”Books on the Carthusian life are already available. Why another? Because there is no book in which Carthusians themselves, and in particular, contemporary ones, speak to other Carthusians of the intimate details, the unexpected crises, the everyday challenges of their existence in the desert, thus lifting the veil beyond the pious spiritual theology that has so long been provided for the casual onlooker. ….This book is therefore destined for those who thirst to have a look at ‘things as they are’ in the Charterhouse.”
Why Would a Catholic Priest Blog About Science?
Father Michael K. Holleran wrote three pieces for discovermagazine.com in the fall of 2006. This is the first article of the series.
“I do not consider my stance to be either conservative or liberal but contemplative. By this I mean an attitude that shuns ideology and rests in the grateful and often scary appreciation of the real as it reveals itself in all its splendor.”
Intelligent Design People Don’t Get Theology, Either
Father Michael K. Holleran wrote three pieces for discovermagazine.com in the fall of 2006. This is the second article of the series.
“In modern times, the famous French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) was the most passionate proponent of evolution in Catholic circles. He was a paleontologist and mystic/poet who saw the entire universe as striving towards ever-greater “complexity-consciousness,” and thus ultimately toward its fulfillment in and through Christ, whom he termed the “Omega Point.”
The Banquet Where Science Dines with Religion
Father Michael K. Holleran wrote three pieces for discovermagazine.com in the fall of 2006. This is the third article of the series.
“We need to stretch our minds and hearts and let them roam free outside of the narrow prisons and blinkered perspectives in which we tend to incarcerate them, and let ourselves embrace and be braced by the currents of reality around us.”
Two Generations in a Revolutionary Dialogue
A Book Review published in The National Catholic Reporter on November 20, 2013 for OCCUPY SPIRITUALITY: A RADICAL VISION FOR A NEW GENERATION. By Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox. Published by North Atlantic Books.
“… the Occupy movement is just an instance of a revolution that is happening, and must happen, across the board: a dialogue of openness to the genuine needs and insights of the people. Jesus grappled with hardscrabble individuals and struggles throughout the Gospels, and popes in modern times, from Paul VI (Ecclesiam Suam) to Francis, have appealed for this sort of engagement.”
The Way Up is the Way Down
A Book Review published in The National Catholic Reporter on March 12, 2014 for YES, AND …: DAILY MEDITATIONS. By : Fr. Richard Rohr, , OFM. Published by Franciscan Media.
“Truth is paradoxical. In fact, the closer one dives into spiritual truth, or inner truth, the more paradoxical it becomes. The portals open to mystery and to the reconciliation of opposites.”