FaithFaith in Focus
Peter J. Vaghi
In times like these, the “virtuous speech” counseled by St. Francis de Sales in his The Devout Life is downright countercultural
FaithFaith in Focus
Peter J. Vaghi
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. Vaghi
Always ready to greet a prodigal son
Peter J. Vaghi
‘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. Vaghi
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. Vaghi
‘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. Vaghi
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