Like Bergoglio’s choice of the name Francis—after the Poverello of Assisi rather than the Jesuit Francis Xavier—the phrase “presides in charity” and its evocation of “the other Ignatius” may turn out to be interpretive keys to … [Read more...]
About Gregory Vall
Dr. Gregory Vall is Director of the Ph.D. Program in Theology at Ave Maria University in Florida. His book, Learning Christ: Ignatius of Antioch and the Mystery of Redemption (Catholic University of America Press, 2013), will appear in October.
May 22, 2013 By Gregory Vall
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