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Formation rooted in a theology of Mission

From August 25-29, the formation session on “the theology of the mission” (promoted by CLAPVI) took place in Fazendo de Engenho/Caraça (Brazil). Forty-seven persons participated: twenty-nine priests, three deacons, one brother, seven seminarians in their first year of studies and seven Daughters of Charity.

Doing theology in a garbage dump

Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, C.M. writes”…on weekends, I help my Vincentian confreres in their parish in Payatas, the biggest garbage dump in Manila. … I was invited there to help in giving pastoral care – celebrate Masses or bless the dead, give seminars, meet people. Later, I began to realize that it was not mainly I who was helping. It was in fact they who were helping me make sense of my theology. But that is going ahead of the story.”

Doing theology from the Margins?

With Pope Francis urging us to go to the margins have you ever wondered what it is  like to "do theology from the margins"? The Philippine Province of the Congregation has a school of theology dedicated to doing just that. St. Vincent School of Theology "An institute...

Robert Maloney to lead reflection on Academic Service-Learning

The Office of Academic Service-Learning at St. John's University will be hosting a program Academic Service-Learning:  A Theology of Service with Rev. Robert Maloney, C.M. Fr. Maloney Rev. Robert Maloney, C.M.,  current holder of the Vincentian Chair for Social...
Doing theology in a garbage dump

Doing theology in a garbage dump

Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, C.M. writes”…on weekends, I help my Vincentian confreres in their parish in Payatas, the biggest garbage dump in Manila. … I was invited there to help in giving pastoral care – celebrate Masses or bless the dead, give seminars, meet people. Later, I began to realize that it was not mainly I who was helping. It was in fact they who were helping me make sense of my theology. But that is going ahead of the story.”

Two views of the war on Christmas

Santa vs. Jesus - David Frum "We hear a lot about the war on Christmas. But the true seasonal struggle is the war within Christmas, a single holiday shared by two deeply antagonistic religions. The war on Christmas is really about what brand of “civil religion”...

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