This post continues a series of essays on preaching from the perspective of lay people. Previous entries may be found here. By Neil Dhingra Perhaps the most haunting photographs from this “Time of the Virus” have been of familiar places — Times Square, C... Read More...
Sometimes a strange word in a Bible reading or a liturgical text may be a stumbling block to one “almost persuaded” (Acts 26:28). We discover new things in old texts, or hear words intended for building up used only to tear down. Just how much time do we have to explain in an age of shortened attention spans and sporadic Sunday attendance?
Pope Francis can prompt ecclesial chaos with a few off-the-cuff comments, delivered to reporters during an airplane press conference.
As we continue to discover abuse, Pope Francis and others are rightly leading the whole Church in this corporate confession of sin.
Five years in, Francis remains, if not a paradox, then definitely an emulsion: holding together within himself everyone’s expectations.
The call from our Lord is to persevere in the face of repeated, persistent, and often agonizing temptation. But it’s important to remember that we’re not called to do this on our own.