Habemus Papam: Francis I. Some early speculation has been going around about whether the first Jesuit pope has chosen his papal name from Francis of Assisi or Francis Xavier. Francis of Assisi may reflect the […]
Romero: Prayer in Hours of Darkness
The film Romero covers the three years that Romero served as Archbishop of San Salvador. In that period, Romero underwent a conversion from accepting the status quo in El Salvador to championing the rights of […]
Love is Never Mere Security
Some thoughts for the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero: It is a strange thing – being commanded to love. For it seems that loving so as to fulfill a commandment is […]
Communion of Saints
When I got my current job and moved back to New York City in 2010, I had to go through the painful “re-initiation” into urban life and local neighborhood orientation. I enjoy the camaraderie and […]
The Solemnity of All Saints
Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?” ~ John of Patmos I find myself all too comfortable with where […]
Of Celebrity and Sanctity
The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that the word “celebrity” has existed since the 17th century – which seems odd, considering its common and sometimes tawdry usage in the media today. The two most helpful […]
A Particular Sanctity: Thomas M. King, S.J.
Rev. Thomas M. King, S.J. died of a heart attack on June 23, 2009. Despite the fact that he had broken his hip some seven years prior and had undergone several painful surgeries over the intervening […]
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