Everyday Wisdom from Pope Francis’ Daily Homilies–Now All in One Place!

Encountering Truth

How often I've enjoyed the little pearls of wisdom which come from Pope Francis' morning homilies! "That would be a great blog post!" I say to myself; but all too frequently, I don't get around to writing about it. Life goes on.Each morning when he's at home in Vatican City, Pope Francis celebrates an early morning Mass in the chapel at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae.  The audience varies--journalists, nuns and priests, office workers, gardeners, and heads of state; and the homily, … [Read more...]

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Wise Words in Soft Brown Leather: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

A Year with the Church Fathers

I love a beautiful book.  And A Year With the Church Fathers is certainly beautiful, with its gilded pages, its ribbon marker, its beautiful art, its presentation page!  I could smell the soft leather when I tore the wrapper off the package.I found the meditations easy to read and understand.  Author Mike Aquilina explains how he arrived at the very clear, easily accessible translations: "The meditations are taken from classic translations of the Fathers.  I've modernized the language to mak … [Read more...]

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Proselytize NO, Evangelize YES, Said Pope Francis

Fr. Longenecker

Well now, didn’t the Internet explode this week, what with all that excitement regarding Pope Francis’ second interview with the atheist Eugenio Scalfari in La Repubblica?“Proselytism is solemn nonsense,” he said.  “It makes no sense.”To which faithful Catholics responded, “WHAT?!!”  What about the resurrected Jesus’ instruction to the apostles in Matthew 28?  You know, when He told His followers to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father … [Read more...]

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