Theology for the Laity

This is the archive of the Theology for the Laity articles, going back to 1988, when they were first prepared on computer. For the archive of the PDF versions of the entire newsletter, The Rosary Light and Life, see our Newsletter Archive (going back to 2006).

Vol73n3 May-Jun 2020 Understanding the Rosary, by Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.
Vol73n2 Mar-Apr 2020 Mary in the Theology of the Fathers (Part 2), by Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P.
Vol73n1 Jan-Feb 2020  Mary in the Theology of the Fathers (Part 1), by Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P.
Vol72n6 Nov-Dec 2019 The Mysteries, by Fr. Joseph Sergott, O.P.
Vol72n5 Sep-Oct 2019  On Purgatory, by Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol72n4 Jul-Aug 2019   Our Tainted Natures Solitary Boast, by Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., STD
Vol72n3 May-Jun 2019 The Importance of Intimacy, by Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P.
Vol72n2 Mar-Apr 2019 A Mystery in Mysteries, by Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.
Vol72n1 Jan-Feb 2019  Virtues, by Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P.
Vol71n6 Nov-Dec 2018 Perseverance, by Fr. Joseph Sergott, O.P.
Vol71n5 Sep-Oct 2018  Master of the Dominican Order’s Letter, Special by Br. Bruno Cadoré, O.P.
Vol71n5 Sep-Oct 2018  On the Fruits of the Holy Rosary by Fr. Joseph Sergott, O.P.
Vol71n4 Jul-Aug 2018   The Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, by Fr. Augustine Hilander, O.P.
Vol71n3 May-Jun’2018  The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Bishop-elect Robert Christian, O.P.
Vol71n2 Mar-Apr’2018  The Sadness of Lust & Christ’s Call, by Fr. Peter Hannah, O.P.
Vol71n1 Jan-Feb’2018   The Abiding Compassion of the Unchanging God of Love, by Fr. Michael J. Dodds, O.P.
Vol70n6 Nov-Dec’2017 Signs of the Church III: The Church is Catholic, by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol70n5 Sep-Oct’2017  The Signs of the Church:II-The Church is Holy by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol70n4 Jul-Aug’2017  The Signs of the Church:I-The Church is One by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol70n3 May-Jun’2017 The Capital Sins:VIII-Sloth by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol70n2 Mar-Apr’2017 The Capital Sins: Part VII-LUST by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol70n1 Jan-Feb’2017  The Capital Sins: Part VI- GLUTTONY by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n6 Nov-Dec’2016 The Capital Sins: Part V-AVARICE by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n5 Sep-Oct’2016  The Capital Sins: Part IV-ANGER by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n4 Jul-Aug’2016  The Capital Sins: III-Envy by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n3 May-Jun’2016 The Capital Sins: II-Vainglory by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n2 Mar-Apr’2016 The Capital Sins: I-Pride by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol69n1 Jan-Feb’2016   A Year of Mercy: II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n6 Nov-Dec’2015 A Year of Mercy: I by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n5 Sep-Oct’2015 The Ten Commandments: The Tenth Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n4 Jul-Aug’2015  The Ten Commandments: The Ninth Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n3 May-Jun’2015 The Ten Commandments: The Eighth Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n2 Mar-Apr’2-15   The Ten Commandments: The Seventh Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol68n1 Jan-Feb’2015   The Ten Commandments: The Sixth Commandment-Part 2 by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n6 Nov-Dec’2014 The Ten Commandments: VII-The Sixth Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n5 Sep-Oct’2014  The Ten Commandments: VI-The Fifth Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n4 Jul-Aug’2014   The Fourth Commandment: “Honor Your Father and Mother” by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n3 May-Jun’2014 The Ten Commandments: The Third Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n2 Mar-Apr’2014  The Ten Commandments: The Second Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol67n1 Jan-Feb’2014   The Ten Commandments: The First Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n6 Nov-Dec’2013 The Ten Commandments: Introduction-Covenant and Commandment by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n5 Sep-Oct’2013  MEN and ANGELS-FREE WILL: A Gift & its Consequences, II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n4 Jul-Aug’2013   MEN and ANGELS-FREE WILL: A Gift & its Consequences, I by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n3 May-Jun’2013 The Gifts of the Spirit, VIII: Wisdom by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n2 Mar-Apr’2013  The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, VII: COUNSEL by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol66n1 Jan-Feb’2013   Documents for a Golden Jubilee by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n6 Nov-Dec’2012 From Vatican II to The New Evangelization by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n5 Sep-Oct’2012  Vatican II & An Emerging Lay Apostolate by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n4 Jul-Aug’2012  The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, VI: Knowledge by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n3 May-Jun’2012 The Gifts of the Spirit, V: Understanding by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n2 Mar-Apr’2012 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, IV: Fortitude by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol65n1 Jan-Feb’2012   Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Part III: Piety by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n6 Nov-Dec’2011 Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Part II: The Fear of the Lord by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n5 Sep-Oct’2011  Gifts of the Holy Spirit I: The Nature of a Gift by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n4 Jul-Aug’2011  The Marks of the Church, V: APOSTOLIC by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n3 May-Jun’2011 The Marks of the Church, IV: CATHOLIC by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n2 Mar-Apr’2011  The Marks of the Church, III: HOLY by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol64n1 Jan-Feb’2011   The Marks of the Church, II: ONE by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n6 Nov-Dec’2010 The Church, Part I: The Nature of the Church by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n5 Sep-Oct’2010  The Moral Virtues: IV- Temperance by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n4 Jul-Aug’2010  The Moral Virtues: III- Fortitude by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n3 May-Jun’2010 The Moral Virtues: II- Justice by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n2 Mar-Apr’2010  The Moral Virtues: I- Prudence by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol63n1 Jan-Feb’2010    The Theological Virtues, Charity by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n6 Nov-Dec’2009 The Theological Virtues, Hope by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n5 Sep-Oct’2009 The Virtue of Faith by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n4 Jul-Aug’09 Virtue, an Introduction by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n3 May-Jun’09 The Our Father, Part VII by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n2 Mar-Apr’09 The Our Father, Part VI by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol62n1 Jan-Feb’09 The Our Father, Part V by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n6 Nov-Dec’08 The Our Father, Part IV by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n5 Sep-Oct’08 The Our Father, Part III by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n4 Jul-Aug’08 The Our Father, Part II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n3 May-Jun’08 The Our Father, Part I by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n2 Mar-Apr’08 The Hail Mary by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol61n1 Jan-Feb’08 The Apostles’ Creed, Part X by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n6 Nov-Dec’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part IX by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n5 Sep-Oct’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part VIII by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n4 Jul-Aug’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part VII by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n3 May-Jun’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part VI by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n2 Mar-Apr’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part V by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol60n1 Jan-Feb’07 The Apostles’ Creed, Part IV by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n6 Nov-Dec’06 The Apostles’ Creed, Part III by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n5 Sep-Oct’06 The Apostles’ Creed, Part II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n4 Jul-Aug’06 The Apostles’ Creed, Part I by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n3 May-Jun’06 The Beatitudes, Part VII by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n2 Mar-Apr’06 The Beatitudes, Part VI by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol59n1 Jan-Feb’06 The Beatitudes, Part V by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n6 Nov-Dec’05 The Beatitudes, Part IV by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n5 Sep-Oct’05 The Beatitudes, Part III by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n4 Jul-Aug’05 The Beatitudes, Part II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n3 May-Jun’05 The Beatitudes, Part I by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n2 Mar-Apr’05 The Luminous Mysteries,IV: The Institution of the Eucharist by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol58n1 Jan-Feb’05 The Luminous Mysteries, III: The Transfiguration by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol57n6 Nov-Dec’04 The Mysteries of Light – Part II by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol57n5 Sep-Oct’04 From Commerce to Holiness (Mysteries of Light Part I) by Father Reginald Martin, O.P.
Vol57n4 Jul-Aug’04 The Four Last Things Part IV: Heaven
Vol57n3 May-Jun’04 The Four Last Things Part III: Hell
Vol57n2 Mar-Apr’04 The Four Last Things Part II: Our Judgment Before God
Vol57n1 Jan-Feb’04 The Four Last Things Part I: The Christian Understanding of Death
Vol56n6 Nov-Dec’03 The Rosary and Apostolic Life
Vol56n5 Sep-Oct’03 The Rosary and Contemplative Prayer
Vol56n4 Jul-Aug’03 Encyclical on Devotion to the Holy Rosary Supremi Apostolatus Officio Pope Leo XIII
Vol56n3 May-Jun’03 Confession in Daily Life Part III: The Fruitful Use of the Sacrament
Vol56n2 Mar-Apr’03 Confession in Daily Life Part II: Frequenting the Sacrament
Vol56n1 Jan-Feb’03 Apostolic Letter “Rosary of the Virgin Mary”
Vol55n6 Nov-Dec’02 Confession in Daily Life Part I: The Human Face of Divine Forgiveness
Vol55n5 Sep-Oct’02 Understanding the Conscience Part II: Full Maturity in Christ
Vol55n4 Jul-Aug’02 Understanding the Conscience Part I: General principles
Vol55n3 May-Jun’02 Placing Our Hope In The Cross Part III – The Transforming Cross Of Christ
Vol55n2 Mar-Apr’02 Placing Our Hope In The Cross Part II – Providence and Our Response to Suffering
Vol55n1 Jan-Feb’02 Placing Our Hope In The Cross Part I – God And The Problem Of Evil
Vol54n6 Nov-Dec’01 Christian Patriotism In Today’s World
Vol54n5 Sep-Oct’01 Discovering The Greatness of St. Joseph Part II: His Unique Vocation and Exceptional Virtue
Vol54n4 Jul-Aug’01 Discovering The Greatness of St. Joseph Part I: The Growth of His Devotion
Vol54n3 May-Jun’01 The Exultation of the Mother of God
Vol54n2 Mar-Apr’01 The Perpetual Virginity of the Mother of God
Vol54n1 Jan-Feb’01 Defending Our Lady’s Privileges
Vol53n6 Nov-Dec’00 Universal Salvation in Christ and in the Church
Vol53n5 Sep-Oct’00 Aiming For The Summit In The Spiritual Life
Vol53n4 Jul-Aug’00 Our Indebtedness to the Apostles
Vol53n3 May-Jun’00 The Mass and the Mystical Body
Vol53n2 Mar-Apr’00 The Peace of Christ
Vol53n1 Jan-Feb’00 The Millennium and the Eucharist
Vol52n6 Nov-Dec’99 Worldliness
Vol52n5 Sep-Oct’99 Obedience in the Divine Plan
Vol52n4 Jul-Aug’99 Charity is Patient, is Kind, … is Not Self Seeking …
Vol52n3 May-Jun’99 Blessed Are The Meek
Vol52n2 Mar-Apr’99 The Vice of Sloth
Vol52n1 Jan-Feb’99 PREPARING FOR THE MILLENNIUM: The Year of the Father
Vol51n6 Nov-Dec’98 Blessed are the Merciful
Vol51n5 Sep-Oct’98 Christian Temperance
Vol51n4 Jul-Aug’98 Christian Fortitude
Vol51n3 May-Jun’98 The Virtue of Justice
Vol51n2 Mar-Apr’98 Christian Prudence
Vol51n1 Jan-Feb’98 The Fruits of Secularism
Vol50n6 Nov-Dec’97 THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Satan’s Mighty Foe
Vol50n5 Sep-Oct’97 The Providence of God and The Mystery of Evil
Vol50n4 Jul-Aug’97 The Human Soul
Vol50n3 May-Jun’97 Blessed Are the Clean of Heart
Vol50n2 Mar-Apr’97 The Gift of Faith and The Magisterium
Vol50n1 Jan-Feb’97 The Kingship of Christ
Vol49n6 Nov-Dec’96 The Last Day and the General Judgment
Vol49n5 Sep-Oct’96 In Defense of a Tradition (The Rosary)
Vol49n4 Jul-Aug’96 The Lord’s Prayer
Vol49n3 May-Jun’96 Transubstantiation
Vol49n2 Mar-Apr’96 Redemptive Suffering
Vol49n1 Jan-Feb’96 Two Kinds Of Self-Love
Vol48n6 Nov-Dec’95 Some Reflections on Purgatory
Vol48n5 Sep-Oct’95 In My Father’s House There Are Many Mansions
Vol48n4 Jul-Aug’95 Freedom of Purity – Part II
Vol48n3 May-Jun’95 Freedom of Purity – Part I
Vol48n2 Mar-Apr’95 A Sign of Contradiction
Vol48n1 Jan-Feb’95 Thy Kingdom Come
Vol47n6 Nov-Dec’94 Chastity and the Spiritual Life: Some Strategies
Vol47n5 Sep-Oct’94 The Redemption of Mankind
Vol47n4 Jul-Aug’94 Sacred Tradition
Vol47n3 May-Jun’94 The Divine Trinity
Vol47n2 Mar-Apr’94 The Virtue of Patience
Vol47n1 Jan-Feb’94 “HUMANAE VITAE” After 25 years
Vol46n6 Nov-Dec’93 The Call To Holiness
Vol46n5 Sep-Oct’93 New Sins Against Faith by Fr. Basil Cole,  OP
Vol46n4 Jul-Aug’93 Cafeteria Catholics
Vol46n3 May-Jun’93 The Infused Virtues and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Vol46n2 Mar-Apr’93 Actual Grace
Vol46n1 Jan-Feb’93 Sanctifying Grace
Vol45n6 Nov-Dec’92 Render An Account
Vol45n5 Sep-Oct’92 Yes Father
Vol45n4 Jul-Aug’92 The Queenship of Mary
Vol45n3 May-Jun’92 Envy and Jealousy – Enemies of Charity
Vol45n2 Mar-Apr’92 The Rosary: A Spirit-Filled Prayer
Vol45n1 Jan-Feb’92 Divine Providence
Vol44n6 Nov-Dec’91 Eternal Punishment
Vol44n5 Sep-Oct’91 Our Free Will-a Wonderful Gift-a Frightening Responsibility
Vol44n4 Jul-Aug’91 This Body of Ours – Some of Its Problems
Vol44n3 May-Jun’91 Do Catholics Worship Mary?
Vol44n2 Mar-Apr’91 St. Joseph, a Man of Faith
Vol44n1 Jan-Feb’91 The Priesthood of the Laity
Vol43n6 Nov-Dec’90 Giving Thanks
Vol43n5 Sep-Oct’90 The Slaughter of the Innocent
Vol43n4 Jul-Aug’90 The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
Vol43n3 May-Jun’90 What Has Become Of Sin?
Vol43n2 Mar-Apr’90 Todays Crisis of Faith
Vol43n1 Jan-Feb’90 The Resurrection of the Body
Vol42n6 Nov-Dec’89 Our Eternal Reward
Vol42n5 Sep-Oct’89 Monica’s Wayward Son
Vol42n4 Jul-Aug’89 The Holy Eucharist Part II: A Divine Banquet
Vol42n3 May-Jun’89 The Holy Eucharist Part 1: A Sacrifice
Vol42n2 Mar-Apr’89 Freeing the Heart
Vol42n1 Jan-Feb’89 The Love of Forgiveness
Vol41n6 Nov-Dec’1988 Indulgences by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.
Vol41n5 Sep-Oct’1988  Reparation for Sin by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.
Vol41n4 Jul-Aug’1988  The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.
Vol41n3 May-Jun’1988 Our Adversary – The Devil by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.
Vol41n2 Mar-Apr’1988 Is Lent Dead? by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.
Vol41n1 Jan-Feb’1988 Time and Eternity by Fr. Paul Duffner, O.P.