"Evangelii Gaudium" is a wide-ranging reflection insists the Gospel is “good news” and we ought to act like it. It places care for and commitment to the poor and vulnerable at the very center of the church’s evangelizing mission and all of Catholic life. Pope Francis want
First of all, I want to say, as speakers on great occasions always say, how honored I am to be here. For me it is very true. I have great and personal reasons for saying this. I first discovered America as Columbus was wont to say, back in the 1950's when a newly named editor invited me to come for
I come before you as a pastor who cares deeply about your work as Catholic legislators. We do not always agree. I have tried to be a clear teacher and a decent pastor here in our nation’s capital. I offer some brief reflections that may nourish and challenge you in your vital responsibilities.