As I look back over my life I realize how, over time, my relationship to God has emphasized one or another person of the Trinity.
Jesus is a lover of those whom religion and society shun: sinners, widows, orphans and strangers. They are dear to true Christians too. It seems the leaving out of “vengeance,” when Jesus read Is 61, 1-2, did not bother his fellow Nazareth citizens. For they still...
“…make up your mind to unite spiritual assistance to the corporal service you render.”
Fr. Rooney reflects on the respect for human life in Catholic Social Teaching, as described by former Vincentian Superior General Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
Some preparatory materials are being provided ahead of the 2022 CM General Assembly, for reflection and sharing. One of the documents is “The identity of the CM at the beginning of its fifth centenary” by Vinícius Augusto Teixeira, CM.
We hope that everything will be all right and then, like a bolt from the blue, an unexpected problem arises. Our expectations clash painfully with reality.
Everything you thought you knew about the homeless population is wrong, at least if your source is the one most people cite- the media or your own personal experience.
Whenever I have taught the Epistles of Paul or instructed lectors on these texts, I emphasize that one must read these letters as if they were addressed to oneself and to a Christian community gathered to hear them.
I thought I was finished with the feast of the Epiphany for this year. Then I read the text of Pope Francis’ homily on the feast.
Jesus is Good News to the poor. To be such news is his program as the One that the Father has anointed with the Holy Spirt and sent. True to what the voice from heaven told him at his baptism, the Son takes up the Servant’s program. We heard two Sundays ago that...
The Daughters of Charity should consider the poor as their lords and masters…
Fr. Rooney reflects on human dignity in Catholic Social Teaching, as described by former Vincentian Superior General Robert P. Maloney, C.M.