Faith Faith in Focus
Peter J. VaghiFebruary 19, 2019
In times like these, the “virtuous speech” counseled by St. Francis de Sales in his The Devout Life is downright countercultural
Faith Faith in Focus
Peter J. VaghiOctober 01, 2018
Crisis management and best business practices have their uses, but they cannot replace true Catholic leadership.
“Return of the Prodigal Son,” by Rembrandt, circa 1668
Peter J. VaghiJanuary 19, 2016
Always ready to greet a prodigal son
Peter J. VaghiNovember 19, 2014
‘If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us!”This warning was given by Pope Francis during a talk he gave in May, in which he reminded his listeners that “creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, the property of only a few. Creation is a gift
TABLE FELLOWSHIP. A free dinner provided by Catholic Charities in Chicago.
Peter J. VaghiAugust 06, 2014
Concern for the poor is a major focus for Pope Francis, and it should be for each of us. The psalmist reminds us, “The Lord takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory” (Ps 149:4). How many times have we heard Pope Francis say that he wants a church “that is poor and
Peter J. VaghiMarch 04, 2014
‘The most important thing that can happen to a person,” Pope Francis explained during a homily on the First Sunday of Advent before confirming a group of parish children, “is to encounter Jesus, who loves us, who has saved us, who gave his life for us.” In our increasingly di
Faith in Focus
Peter J. VaghiOctober 31, 2005
For someone who came onto the world stage over 26 years ago as a vibrant and active runner, swimmer and skier, Pope John Paul II’s suffering throughout his almost 85 years of life is especially memorable. Many of us, at difficult times in our lives, identified with him. His intense suffering i