John Grondelski (Ph.D., Fordham) is a former associate dean of the School of Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. All views herein are exclusively his.

How Confession Contradicts Kant

Tuesday, June 4, 2024


Peter’s Exorcism

Sunday, May 5, 2024


Obligation, Responsibility, and Guilt

Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Dead Man Walking in Lent

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


St. Blase and Blessings

Saturday, February 3, 2024


Gay Blessings and the Perils of ‘Authenticity’

Wednesday, January 24, 2024


Faith, Rights, and Choice in Education

Tuesday, January 16, 2024


‘Words Matter’

Thursday, December 14, 2023


The Legal Making of Orphans

Wednesday, November 29, 2023


November’s Eternal Motivations

Monday, November 6, 2023


On the ‘Necessary Murder’

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Recovering Passion for the Divine Project

Tuesday, October 10, 2023


Changing Words Doesn’t Change Things

Monday, September 25, 2023


The Book of Genesis and Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2023


Is Our Government “Adequate” for Today’s Citizenry?

Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Reflections on the Assumption

Tuesday, August 15, 2023


God and Caesar Today

Thursday, August 3, 2023


We Need to Discuss Just War Theory

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


Wanted: A New Birth of Freedom

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Fathers and Sons

Sunday, June 18, 2023


A “Common” Easter

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


The Empty Tomb or No Tomb?

Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Mary and True Humanity

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


God (Safely) in a Box?

Tuesday, April 11, 2023


The High Stakes of Creation

Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Two Commentaries on the McElroy Controversies

/ Leila Marie Lawler

Tuesday, March 14, 2023


Is Punishment only about Rehabilitation?

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


‘This Mass Is Offered for the Repose of the Soul of-’

Monday, February 20, 2023


The State of Our Unions

Saturday, February 11, 2023


What Should Be Said at a Funeral?

Tuesday, January 17, 2023


What’s in a Name?

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


Marriage, Parenthood, and ‘A Christmas Carol’

Tuesday, December 20, 2022


COVID Amnesty for Bishops?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Connecting the Generations

Saturday, October 8, 2022


Recovering the Right to Parent

Tuesday, September 13, 2022


Abortion, the Workplace, and Life

Monday, September 5, 2022


Rethinking ‘Procreative Liberty’

Thursday, July 7, 2022


Recovering the Meaning of the Ascension

Thursday, May 26, 2022


The Tax Man Cometh – and Pope Francis

Saturday, April 9, 2022


Abortion and the Problem of the “Parental Project”

Friday, January 21, 2022


The Next Three January 1’s

John M. Grondelski

Sunday, January 2, 2022


The 1621 Project

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


What Is a Chaplain?   

Saturday, November 6, 2021


Some Catholic Thoughts for Labor Day 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021


A Modest Proposal for the Bishops’ Fall Meeting

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


Religion is an “Essential Service”

Sunday, May 30, 2021


Restoring the Sunday Mass Obligation

Saturday, February 20, 2021