Final report on US Nuns affirmative and realistic – The full text of the report of the Apostolic visitation
Destroy hatred, not enemies, to bring peace – Peace does not come from wiping out enemies, it comes from destroying all hatred with prayer, dialogue and friendship, including in the church and within the Roman Curia, said Father Raniero Cantalamessa the preacher of the papal household.
Presuppositions – what are our presuppotions? There has already been much ink spilled about the World Synod of the Family … and more will be spilled in the run up to the 2015 installment. My concern is that so much of the writing is rooted in presuppositions which are never dealt with consciously. Too often presuppositions are a form of “poisoning wells” or ideological “spin”.
People who are poor must wonder what makes us “tick”. One Daughter of Charity at a clinic in India who changed a filthy bandage and cleaned the infected wound of a woman with leprosy was asked this question by the grateful woman. “Sister, how can you do this work?”
Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis and St.Vincent – When I read this piece about Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis’s first major U.S. appointment, I thought immediately of St. Vincent de Paul, and indeed just about all the founders of the the various branches of the Vincentian Family. What do you think?