By Jessica Coblentz Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015. On this feast of St. Clare, I envision her in a simple brown habit at the window of the monastery dormitory, and the […]
“Rejoice and Be Glad” : Some Initial Impressions
My personal call to sanctity does not usually involve getting up earlier than usual to read newly released Apostolic Exhortations, but in today’s newly released Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis writes that the “holiness to […]
Initial Responses to Amoris Laetitia
Here at Daily Theology, we wanted to give some of our “quick takes” after an initial read of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation “On Love in the Family.” The Pope himself says at the outset […]
St. Clare’s Monstrance and Courage
By Jessica Coblentz I envision Clare in her simple brown habit at the window of the monastery dormitory, and the vicious mercenaries of Emperor Frederick are just beyond the opening. They have taken the grounds […]
The Temptations of Pope Francis
The 2014 meeting of the Synod of Bishops ended this past weekend. Many have commented on the interim relatio that came out last week and on the final report that came out this weekend, including […]
How Should Francis Love My City?
By Bridget O’Brien
As a native daughter of Philadelphia, I’ve been following news of Francis’s planned trip there since it was more an assumption than a fact. That probably seems reasonable—it’s not every day the pontiff visits your hometown—but if I’m honest, it’s not Francis-mania that makes me scroll through pages of coverage. I’m excited about the pope . . . but the level of energy I’ve invested in following rumors of Francis’s impending visit to Philadelphia is not significantly lower than the energy I invest in rumors of friends’ spouses’ cousins’ visiting Philadelphia.
Philadelphians are obsessed with Philly.
Dear Pope Francis, Welcome to America! (An Open Letter to the Pope)
Guest post by Nicole Perone Dear Pope Francis, First, let me say – I LOVE your work. That whole “back to basics” move from the hierarchical mumbo-jumbo to a “bruised, hurting, and dirty” “field hospital” […]
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