Thoughtful Articles

On the Christian Life

These articles cover a variety of concerns and concepts of practical Christian living. They are drawn from Pilgrimage: A Newsletter of Christian Spirituality published between 1983 and 1999 by Fr. Ousley. The aim is practical help in living a Christian life. Please note that these articles are copyrighted. For permissions, please contact Fr. Ousley. A few titles are below. Click here for the complete collection.

        Distractions
        Driving
        Meditation
        Adoration
        On Not Getting Our Own Way
        Silence
        Anger


Other Articles

Antecedents of the Three Ways of the Christian Life (Purgative, Illuminative, Unitive) in Evagrius Ponticus
A somewhat scholarly paper done for the Anglican Guild of Scholars, 2007.

Fr. Homer Rogers on Why Incense is Used
A practical treatment of the subject from one of the great American pastors and priests of the twentieth century.

A priest, his wife, children and parishioners: once Anglican, now Catholic
An article about us published in Phaith: The Magazine of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, September 2012.

Everyone Stop: He's Here
On the world's first hospice for terminal newborns. A beautiful and moving portrait of our Catholic culture of life at work. (Used with permission from Traces magazine.)

The Call to Communion: Anglicanorum coetibus and Ecclesial Unity
Paper delivered by the Most Reverend Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Ordinariate Symposium on February 2, 2013.

The Ordinariate's Mission: Liturgy
Paper delivered by Msgr. Steven Lopes, secretary coordinating the work of the Anglicanae traditiones Interdicasterial Working Group, at the Ordinariate Symposium on February 2, 2013.