Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., internationally known theologian, expert on Vatican II and Pope Francis’ leadership, prolific writer and sought after speaker, will address Voice of the Faithful’s 2018 Conference: Progress & Promise on Vatican II’s legacy for the laity.
In the Vineyard :: February 12, 2018 :: Volume 18, Issue 3
Pope Francis’ failure to address abuse allegations jeopardizes his papacy / Time magazine
In the Catholic tradition, the Pope is the Vicar of Jesus Christ. In other words, he acts and ministers in his name. If that’s the case, then Francis must end this scandal now. He must apologize to the victims. He must investigate the claims. And he must transform the Church. (Time magazine)
Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018
The beautiful excerpt from Ephesians 5 in today’s readings reminds us to “Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.” Even as this Palm Sunday opens the dark journey through Holy Week, we are minded of the ending beyond the ending – Christ’s death and his Resurrection.
Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18, 2018
Jeremiah prophesied the dire consequences of turning away from God, but in today’s first reading he also promises the love and forgiveness of the Lord’s mercy. In Psalm 51, King David pleads for God’s compassion to thoroughly wash him of his guilt.
Turning back to God is what our Lenten journey is about, acknowledging our sins and returning to the joyful purpose of our lives.
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 11, 2018, 2018
Third Sunday in Lent, March 4, 2018
John, in Sunday’s Gospel, tells us: “But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, and did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He himself understood it well.”
Second Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2018
First Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018
Lent is up and running. Hopefully, after four days of orientation, we too are off to a good start. The four days since Ash Wednesday grounded us in Lent's three basic disciplines: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Today's First Sunday focuses us on three convictions:
2015 letter belies pope’s claim of ignorance