BLOG: Reflections
For many of us, war may feel like something that only happens far away. We think of wars that happened long ago in history books, or in distant lands from which we feel far removed. more
What Dante Taught Me About Humility
Christopher M. Bellitto
November 10, 2023
It’s humbling to write a book about humility. It’s hard to talk about, too. How can you say, “I’m proud to be humble” or “Fall in line behind my shining example of humility”? As a Yiddish proverb teaches, “Too humble is half proud.” more
When life throws you the sourest of lemons, it is common to ask or sometimes demand for an answer to our “Why”? more
“Obedience is a short cut to perfection. […] Nothing gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good.” – St. Philip Neri In celebrating the feast of St. Joseph this week, we remember a more
A little over a week ago, I arrived back from my pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt. I was tanned from the Egyptian sun, sleep-deprived and jet-lagged, but happy to be home.  The first week of the pilgrimage, my fellow pilgrims and I visited many sites and places including Capernaum, the House of Peter, Magdala, Tabgha, more
As I stood in Maskwacis, Alberta, witnessing Pope Francis arrive to deliver his much-awaited apology to the Indigenous peoples of Canada on their lands, I was cut to the heart. Two things struck me simultaneously. First, the suffering, pain, and intergenerational trauma that has wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and families. Second, the humility, courage, more
Each of us is called to join Pope Francis in the pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation between the Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the Catholic Church. more
School’s out and summer is here! It's a good time to ask: What are God’s plans for this summer? How does He want you to grow and flourish? more
God is a good parent who feeds his children in many ways. Most mysteriously of all, He gives us Himself to eat in the Eucharist. more
With the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus starkly illuminates for us the kind of Church He wants us to be. more