Articles for Dialog

Love in the Family – Advice to and from bishops

For weeks now the opposing camps have been trying to fathom what Pope Francis was about to say in anticipation of his document on family life. No doubt the discussion will continue now that it has been released. [Vatican summary of the document] [US Bishops resource...

From diatribe to dialog

Moving the digital frontier from diatribe to dialog (Excerpt from Archbishop Kurtz's keynote address to the annual meeting of the Catholic Press Association on Wednesday, June 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina.) I believe that the Catholic press will be called over the...

New date Vincentian Family Dialogue with Islam

The Symposium to be held at DePaul University, Chicago will take place in the Summer of 2015. The Vincentian Family Commission made this change due to local scheduling difficulties. The new dates are: June 24 (arrival) to July 3 (departure), 2015 [ Theme: That they...

Vatican using soccer to promote coexistence

Scholas Occurentes is an international network of schools that the Vatican launched, supported by Pope Francis, to promote a culture of coexistence and respect between different cultures, protect the environment and to foster cooperation over competition. Lionel Messi...
Francis and dialog

Francis and dialog

“Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person, from a conviction that the other person has something good to say. In order to dialogue it is necessary to know how to lower the defenses, open the doors of your house, and offer human warmth.”' From...

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

It has been a momentous week following the elections and installation of Pope Francis. The following posts were among the most visited on famvin.org Pope Francis and St. Vincent Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 Pope’s prayer for Cardinal electors A Vincentian...

New date Vincentian Family  Dialogue with Islam

Scenes from “Dialogue with Islam”

Over sixty Vincentians from 37 countries  journeyed to Pohsarang in Indonesia to join the Catholics in celebration of Sunday Eucharist. Yakobis Surabaya presents a musical interlude capturing scenes from the symposium of interreligious dialogue with Islam in Pacet,...

How to defend faith without raising your voice

It is about winning friends, not arguments. It is about shedding light, not heat. It's about reframing the argument so hearts can be opened and minds can be inspired. How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice is a new sort of apologetics. It is for those...

5 tips for decreasing polarization

 Congress is now more polarized than at any time since Civil War Reconstruction. As we barrel toward a nasty presidential election, things will get even worse. Charles C. Camosy offers five practices for moving beyond the polarization which currently dominates our...

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