Diverse

Educating Oneself and Others for Freedom

In continuity with the previous reflection on the need for justice and on its intrinsic requirements,1 I would now like to spend some time...

The Promise of Abraham in the Hands of a Woman

Forming one Heart with her Divine Son, “the First-born of all creation,” in whom “all things were created, in Heaven and on earth” (Col...

Sacred Slavery of Love

Situated at the confluence of two modest waterways – the Meu and the Garun – which flow among the oaks of Brittany, the peaceful...

House of God and Gate of Heaven

Few figures inspire more respect than the patriarchs of the Old Covenant – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – whose story, by determination of the...

Conformism or Intransigence?

Conformism… A deplorable mentality at the root of so many disasters throughout history! It turned Lot’s wife into a statue of salt (cf. Gn...

Emmanuele Brunatto – Persecuting the Persecutors of Padre Pio

Perhaps there was no place in the Europe of 1919 that surpassed Gargano in peace and tranquillity, a promontory which harmonized both the ruggedness...

“I’ll become a famous nun!”

In the 21st century, more than two thousand years after the supreme Sacrifice on Calvary, holiness is often thought to be a passé ideal,...

The Trial of Our Lord Jesus Christ – The Encounter Between Two Pontiffs

Turning the pages of the Gospels, we are moved when we contemplate the marvels Our Saviour accomplished when He “became flesh and dwelt among...

Original Sin and the Incarnation of the Word – Man Aspires to Divinity, God Subjects Himself to Humanity

As we contemplate the world around us, a question may arise: if God is the Designer of the whole universe, why did He not...

Fasting and Abstinence

When asked why His followers did not fast as did those of John the Baptist and the Pharisees, Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Can...

The Tribunal of Mercy

If there were a health clinic with physicians on hand capable of curing any disease without fail, there would be no need for advertising...

A Ship Without a Commander?

The past offers examples of the disasters met by those who preferred to rely on their own strength rather than the help of a...