October 18, 2018

Pope Francis on Marriage

Excerpts from Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE We encounter problems whenever we think that relationships of people ought to be perfect, or when we put ourselves at the center and expect things to turn out our way. Then...

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Pope Francis on Marriage

Excerpts from Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE We encounter problems whenever we think that relationships of people ought to be perfect, or when we put ourselves at the center and expect things to turn out our way. Then...

Searching for Eternal Life

For the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings lead us to wisdom, transparency, and eternity. Regarding wisdom (Wisdom 7:7-11), we are told that the spirit of wisdom is more precious than silver or gold. Regarding transparency (Hebrews 4:12-13)...

Searching for True Happiness

One of the seven deadly sins is envy, or jealousy, and it can be a very unattractive attitude because it often involves an element of hypocrisy. There was an instance in which the actors in a play were extremely jealous of each other’s success, with...

That’s Jesus

Over lunch, a brother deacon recounted the story of his nephew’s First Holy Communion. He noted that after a period of great anticipation, the day had finally arrived. With family having traveled from near and far, all had made their way to the...

Jesuit Nonsense

On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced that he was nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Anthony Kennedy. On the same day, the editors of America, the official magazine of the Jesuits in the...

The Gift of Saint Therese

There are many saints in the Church and each embodies holiness in a different way.  We can say that each highlights a different facet of perfection of the God who is infinitely rich in perfection.  St. Dominic is not like St. Francis in many ways...