2011 featured numerous high-profile appointments by Pope Benedict. But none, arguably, were as buzzed-about as the new head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a historic see that has been rocked by the abuse crisis. The Pope chose Archbishop Charles Chaput, who, as the former Archbishop of Denver, had already gained international exposure for his eloquent writing on faith and politics. Witness host Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB speaks with the Capuchin prelate in the days following his appointment to Philadelphia.
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Mercy and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace launches their 2016 Campaign: At the Heart of the Action. ...read more
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – September 25, 2016 In today’s first reading (Amos 6:1a, 4-7), the prophet Amos is quite serious about the complacent folk who pamper themselves at the expense of others, and have apparently lost interest in the sufferings of their fellow human beings. Amos is the great champion of ...read more
“Woman, behold your son… behold your mother.” Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your Son.” Then he said to the ...read more
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – September 18, 2016 Today’s Scripture readings see the proper use of material possessions as an essential ingredient in the life of faith. The three sayings of today’s Gospel suggest a contrast between worldly wealth and eternal wealth. Luke’s parable of the dishonest steward (16:1-8a) must be understood ...read more
Firefighters carry the dead body of NY Fire Department chaplain, Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM from the debris of the World Youth Trade Centre in New York City. Fr. Judge was one of the first people to die after the Twin Towers were hit on September 11, 2001. The date of September 11 offers us an ...read more
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