Category: The Church

“Heart to Heart” Forgiveness

This morning, Pope Francis conducted the first of a series of recurring events for him – the Sunday “Angelus.”  It’s not monumental, in terms of events.  It’s not authoritative, in terms of teaching.  In some respects, it is no more

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“Using Words” to Preach to the City and the World

With not so-hushed anticipation, the thousands and thousands of onlookers crowding the square and the street leading to St. Peter’s Basilica waited in the rain to see and hear the new Pope Francis.  The great joy of the announcement of

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A Living Faith?

My take on the historic renunciation of the papacy by Pope Benedict XVI is that it reveals a consummate intellectual who sees the world and the papal office for what it really is, and a man of prayer who humbly

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