Reading through 2014 with Pope Francis [Index Post]

Throughout 2014, I’ll be reading and blogging through Pope Francis/Cardinal Bergoglio’s collections of meditations: Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus.  Every Friday, I’ll be reading the next meditation in the series (spiritual reading is my Friday discipline) and then posting a reaction on Monday.  Commenters are heartily invited to read along and contribute your thoughts.


Part 1: Encountering Jesus

Part 2: Manifestations of Light

Part 3: The Letters to the Seven Churches

Part 4: Human Prayer

Fighting Weaponized Acedia
Starving Laypeople of Devotion in Church
Beyoncé's "Lemonade" And The Fertility Of Forgiveness
Aunt Alberta And Being Right (but the boring way)
About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011 and lives in Washington DC. She works as a news writer for FiveThirtyEight by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."