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Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, taught theology for 30 years at Boston College. Audio recordings of his lectures, “Christic Imagination: How Christ Transforms Us,” have recently been released by Now You Know Media.

Faith Faith and Reason
Robert P. ImbelliAugust 02, 2018
Holiness is incumbent upon all, but we also must strive to embrace the challenge to reappropriate the language of the evangelical counsels, now recast as evangelical imperatives.
Faith Faith in Focus
Robert P. ImbelliApril 20, 2018
“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It is also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life.
Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, papal vicar for the Diocese of Rome, holds a copy of Pope Francis' exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), during a news conference on the exhortation at the Vatican April 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News Analysis
Robert P. ImbelliApril 09, 2018
Examining “Gaudete et Exsultate” from the viewpoint of St. Ignatius’ meditation on the two standards.
“The Adoration of the Lamb” (Modello for the Apse Fresco of the Gesù, Rome, 1680), Giovanni Battista Gaulli 
Arts & Culture Ideas
Robert P. ImbelliFebruary 12, 2018
Bernini’s magnificent marble bust of St. Robert Bellarmine had made its way to Fairfield University.
Faith Faith and Reason
Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 29, 2017
Looking back 55 years after the beginning of Vatican II, what have we learned and what have we forgotten?
Faith
Robert P. ImbelliJanuary 31, 2017
Our purpose in speaking liturgically is to celebrate faithfully the Gospel that is the church’s sole reason for being.
A family prays after arriving for Sunday Mass in 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va.
Synod on the Family
Robert P. ImbelliApril 08, 2016
Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetita," presents, at considerable length, his reflections and discernment based upon the two synods devoted to the Catholic understanding of marriage and family life.It is clear, even from a first reading, how closely the pope has ente
An opponent of same-sex marriage protests outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 18. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
In All Things
Robert P. ImbelliJuly 14, 2015
Pastoral emphasis is both its strength and its weakness.
CANONICAL QUESTION. Barbara Anne Cusack, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, asks a question about marriage on oct. 16 during the 76th annual Canon Law Society of America convention in St. Louis.
Robert P. ImbelliNovember 14, 2014
America’s editorial on the recently concluded Synod of Bishops on the Family rightly speaks of “a remarkable two-week period” (“Go in Peace,” 11/10). Anyone who followed the synod knows that it was characterized by passionate debate and even, in some instances, disagree