Five years after Pope Francis convened a global summit on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, two previously anonymous alleged victims of Father Marko Rupnik decided to go public and tell of the abuses they allege to have suffered at the hands of the prolific priest-artist.
Deacon Steve Kramer preaches on the First Scrutiny for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A, and reflects on how four summers shuttling people around gave him a crash-course in listening skills key to his development as a preacher.
Karla Bellinger teaches and coaches preachers—mostly ordained Catholic men—to give effective homilies. “Effective preaching is like good butter sinking into warm toast,” she says. “You’ve gotta give the Holy Spirit a little bit of time to do some work.”
Russell Pollitt S.J., shares with "Preach" host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., how he uses org charts for homily planning, and how his brother's suicide and presiding over the funeral of a drowned toddler led him to rethink his preaching style and theological framework.
When asked by host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., why he chose the message of “Welcome Home” and not to preach “in a heavier way,” to emphasize the penitential nature of the season, Cardinal Arthur Roche replies: “Well, because I think, really, that’s what Lent is all about.
In this roundtable episode of “Inside the Vatican,” hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell, and America national correspondent Michael J. O’Loughlin dive into the reactions to “Fiducia Supplicans,” the Vatican's declaration on same-sex blessings.