Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (“Christ is Alive”), was released on March 25th of this year.
As we reflect upon the meaning of the cross in this Holy Week, the third evangelist’s writing draws us to consider the suffering of the faultless in an emphatic way.
An analysis of each of the persons in the story would reward our study, but let me single out the way the father responds to his younger son’s return.
As a Vincentian Family, we know the close ties that we have with those who are poor among us. A DNA test might reveal that it is not just a matter of the spirit but also of the blood.
Growing up, those not familiar with my family would frequently confuse our names. I confess to some annoyance when someone got my name wrong.