Pope Benedict XVI, after seeing the great outpouring of affection by the youth of the world at the time of Pope John Paul II’s death, commented: “The church is young.”
It has been two years since I began writing these weekly columns for The Leaven.
Tucked in the octave celebration of the great solemnity of Christmas is the feast of the Holy Family.
From his prison cell in December 1944, German Jesuit Father Alfred Delp penned a meditation entitled “Figures of Advent.”
In the dreary and depressing circumstances of Nazi Germany, Father Delp found comfort, consolation and meaning in the liturgical themes of Advent.
Recently, I read a book entitled “Advent of the Heart,” a collection of seasonal sermons and prison writings of Father Alfred Delp, SJ.
One of my major pastoral priorities in the archdiocese is to cultivate the spirituality of stewardship.
This week is the third in a trilogy of columns inspired by “Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light” — a book of formerly unpublished writings of this remarkable contemporary saint.
Last week, I shared some reflections inspired by the book “Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light,” a commentary on some of the previously unpublished writings of the saint of Calcutta.
I recently read "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light — The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta.”