Noted columnist David Brooks caught my attention! In a September 2023 reflection in the Atlantic Monthly (Subscription required), he wrote Over the past eight years or so, I’ve been obsessed with two questions. The first is: Why have Americans become so sad? … My second, related question is: Why have Americans become so mean?
As we approach the end of summer here in Canada, for myself and many others, we have had a summer of relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy time with family and exploring new and exciting parts of our vast nation.
To get at a pivotal question in Matthew’s 23rd chapter, consider the distinction between two types of answers, one standard and the other personal.
With this hot weather scorching many parts of the globe, it’s not hard to appreciate the metaphor the prophet Isaiah offers as a picture of how it is between ourselves and God — more specifically, between ourselves and the Word of God.
Almost ten years ago to the day, Pope Francis told young people his hopes for World Youth Day. The sound bite people remember… “make a mess.”
On top of being the scribe who is trained in the kingdom of heaven, Jesus embodies also the supreme value that this kingdom is. The teaching is clear that the kingdom of heaven is the supreme value. For there is this saying: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his...
Share your thoughts on a weekly image of artwork made by members of the Vincentian Family.
The Vincentian Family could be compared with a lush and youthful tree laden with fruit and adorned with flowers.
In Christian spiritual tradition, the state of perfect acceptance of the will of God by an entire resignation is called as the virtue of holy indifference. It is not a virtue among many other virtues, but it is a state of virtuous life. There is a famous philosophical...
"So then, if there are any among us who think they’re in the Mission to evangelize poor people but not to alleviate their sufferings, to take care of their spiritual needs but not their temporal ones, I reply that we have to help them and have them assisted in every...
I suspect we have all heard stories about or even lived with someone who was “hard of hearing.”
The Maastricht Principles on the Human Rights of Future Generations were adopted in early 2023 and supported by almost sixty leading experts in legal and human rights from different parts of the world.