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Father Cleary
Father Richard James Cleary was born and reared in Wichita. After graduation from Cathedral High School in 1947, he attended the seminary operated by the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey in Northwestern Missouri. There he came to appreciate the life of the monks and, having obtained the permission of Bishop Mark Carroll of Wichita, he became a monk of that monastery. After being ordained a priest in 1955, his superiors sent him to get his master’s degree at the University of Ottawa, Canada, then to study in Athens, Greece, and then in Rome, Italy, where he obtained his doctor’s degree in Theology. Finally, he spent a year of study at Harvard University. Later, Fr. Cleary was assigned to teach for many years in Rome. In 1998, he returned to Wichita, where he served in parish ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral and at Blessed Sacrament parishes. In 2001, his abbot (superior) transferred him to Arkansas, where he served as chaplain of the Benedictine Sisters of Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro, and helped in the parishes of northeast Arkansas. In March 2010, he was re-assigned to his monastery, Conception Abbey, Conception, in Missouri 64433. He can be contacted there at, 660-944-2877, or by email: rjcleary@juno.com.
Articles Written By Father Cleary
Religion 1st-July-2013 Faith vs Works
Religion 1st-June-2013 How to read the Bible
Religion 1st-May-2013 Sins: big & little
Religion 1st-April-2013 God's existence
Religion 1st-March-2013 Questions on baptism
Religion 1st-February-2013 Questions on baptism
Religion 1st-January-2013 Jesus’ predictions about destruction
Religion 1st-December-2012 Israel and Judaism: is it a biblical thing?
Religion 1st-November-2012 The fallen angels
Religion 1st-October-2012 Is heaven a lonely place with disembodied souls?
Religion 1st-September-2012 How many people are saved?
Religion 1st-August-2012 God's Plan
Religion 2nd-July-2012 Salvation and the variety of religious opinions
Religion 1st-June-2012 Sins: big and little
Religion 1st-May-2012 How to read the Bible
Religion 1st-April-2012 Salvation...a variety of opinions
Religion 1st-March-2012 More to heaven than worship?
Religion 1st-February-2012 Requirements to enter Heaven?
Religion 1st-January-2012 Do you have to go to church to be saved?
Religion 1st-December-2011 Science vs. religion
Religion 20th-October-2011 Deism
Religion 30th-September-2011 Do some of the saints have to die a natural death again?
Religion 30th-September-2011 What does the Bible say about capital punishment?
Religion 29th-September-2011 Are good works necessary for salvation?
Religion 5th-October-2011 How to talk religion with a non-believer?
Religion 29th-September-2011 What does it mean to get the ‘Holy Spirit’?
Religion 29th-September-2011 Is this like Sodom and Gomorrah, or what?
Religion 29th-September-2011 Do troubles in the Middle East mean the end of the world is near?
Religion 1st-October-2003 Wasn't God harsh in closing the gates of Heaven for 4000 years?
Religion 30th-September-2011 How can I be assured of my salvation?
Religion 29th-September-2011 What's the best way to approach an atheist?
Religion 29th-September-2011 Were people less accountable in the Old Testament?
Religion 29th-September-2011 The end of times... is it getting close?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Can someone be reincarnated?
Religion 29th-September-2011 Is it important to sacrifice?
Religion 30th-September-2011 What happens when a person dies?
Religion 28th-September-2011 Why did God wait so long to send Jesus?
Religion 28th-September-2011 Did all of mankind descend from just two people?
Religion 30th-September-2011 How is one ‘saved’?
Religion 30th-September-2011 How should one go about reading the Bible?
Religion 30th-September-2011 How does one know how big a sin is?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Apart from the bible... how do we know God exists?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Trying to understand the ‘Trinity’
Religion 30th-September-2011 End of times... what will happen and when?
Religion 4th-November-2011 Why would God allow so many different religions?
Religion 30th-September-2011 In heaven... will everyone be treated the same?
Religion 30th-September-2011 How many worlds have there been?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Is the Bible contradictory?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Science vs. religion... is there always a conflict?
Religion 26th-October-2011 Does one have to go to church to be saved?
Religion 28th-September-2011 Requirements to enter heaven... same for all?
Religion 30th-September-2011 Heaven doesn’t sound like all that much fun
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