As I read the pope’s opening words of praise for Africa, a scene from the colourful mass at Nairobi University, Kenya, flashed through my mind. Despite the cold, rain and mud, the faithful sang with gusto, often ululated a high pitched trilling sound as if they could hardly contain their joy. They swayed to the…… Continue reading Pope Francis Reflects on His African Visit
What we are asked, however, is to heal immediately the wounds we cause, to reweave the threads that we break in the family
Pope Francis consistently proclaims traditional Catholic Social Teaching with joy. Even better, he has joyfully lived out what he has preached for decades. Ironically, conservative American Catholics are outraged when they hear Pope Francis criticize individualism and unbridled consumerism
“God always wants to build bridges; we are the ones that build walls! And walls collapse, always.”
“The Internet…is something truly good, a gift from God.” Pope Francis The pope speaks out loudly and clearly, without compromise on a variety of topics such as: true charity, women, part-time Christians, the internet as a gift from God, prayer, each child is a gift, a Church which is bruised, Peter denies Christ, climate change,…… Continue reading WOW Words from Pope Francis
Pope Francis is capturing the media’s attention with his visit to Cuba and the United States this week. So, a young woman currently working as a journalist in New York City, who is part of Columbia University’s M.S. program, interviewed me over the phone on Monday about Pope Francis’ announcement regarding abortion forgiveness for women. My…… Continue reading Do You Agree With Abortion Forgiveness?
“Take note: if the Church is alive, she must always surprise.
It is incumbent upon the living Church to astound.”