Late Fall Reading for November 2014

Book Review photos 11-28-14

Three Moments of the Day: Praying with the Heart of Jesus. Fr. Christopher S. Collins, SJ (Ave Maria Press: Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014) 160 pages. (Reviewed by Fr. Vincent L. Strand, SJ) Reading the New Testament: An Introduction, … [Read more...]

A God of Created Desires

God of Created Ideas collage

The Lord has given us desires, and wants to fulfill them, with his care, and with his peace; he wants us to flourish in knowing him, and directing all endeavors and expectations to him. St. Ignatius of Loyola knew, better than most, of … [Read more...]

Abuse & Scandal

Pope-Francis-talking with children collage

We see in Francis’ interactions with children Jesus’ own special affection for God’s littlest and most vulnerable ones.  And it is that same reverence and love which must be the work of every Christian, priests first and … [Read more...]

Time Magazine Nominated Pope Francis as “Person of the Year”

Tme Magazine Person of Year Pope Francis

A Statement from the Society of Jesus on Time Magazine’s Selection of Pope Francis as Person of the Year Head of U.S. Jesuit Order Congratulates Pope on Honor December 11, 2013 — Pope Francis has been named 2013’s “Person of … [Read more...]

Jesuitizing the Church: Under Francis, Would That Be So Bad?

Knight photos2-9-25-13

Francis has made this strategy the most visible difference in the lifestyle he has adopted as Bishop of Rome ... rejecting ... the “riches and honors” that, over the centuries, have attached themselves to the papal office like barnacles … [Read more...]

Knowing Enough History to Defend It: Catholic History and Apologetics

Mann photos2 9-21-13

The Church is distinctive among institutions in the history of mankind: it is human and yet divine; perfect, yet in need of reform; holy, yet made up of sinners; infallible, yet led by fallen, fallible humans. While many seem to … [Read more...]

An Ignatian Bishop of Rome

Pope Francis and two Ignatius saints collage

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...]

The Interior Life

prayer_madonna11

The interior life for a Catholic means finding God in all things, leading to a life of contemplation in action. Faith in Jesus Christ has consequences.  A devout Catholic, who takes his faith seriously, will live in way that is in … [Read more...]

NeverWinter Astral Diamonds