Articles for Preaching

Vincent and a theology of liberation

Vincent deeply believed Jesus (Mt. 25) and James (James 2:14-17). The following quotes are from an article on "Vincent and Liberation" "The liberating activity of Vincent has two aspects: [1] evangelization or the proclamation of the Good News, which consists of...

Following the words of Francis

FamVin visitors have asked about  ways of keeping up with the words of Pope Francis. The Vatican News Service provides a handy collection of highlights of the daily meditations of Pope Francis during his morning Mass in the Santa Marta Chapel from the reports by...

“Spin” Understanding media manipulation

Mark Nichol writes of 50 Types of Propaganda . Addressing non-fiction writers he also provides us with some tools for recognizing the techniques of "spin meisters"; Propaganda  has been defined as “communication intended to shape perceptions, manipulate...

Simple eloquence of Vincent dePaul

 Eamon Devlin writes "In the present climate of renewal the “eloquence” of Vincent de Paul may at best appear quaint; at worst it might seem heady and superfluous! I have adapted this article from a French thesis which I did as part of my university examination, hence...
Pope preaching in metaphors

Pope preaching in metaphors

Metaphors did not come to Pope Francis with the papacy. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he used similar figures of speech to get simple, yet powerful, ideas across to his listeners writes Carol Glatz in The CatholicSpirit. The following are some metaphors that appear...

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