Everything we see in a Catholic church is there for a single purpose: to tell a love story.
Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but both made frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
People of faith should be able to have confidence in their right to freely express and live their beliefs.
In the pulpit, were supposed to present the teaching with all of its unvarnished clarity, but when you step out of the pulpit, you have to meet people where they are and try to walk with them.
Gods revelation has always been in deeds. Gods interventions in history have always been in deeds, in actions. Then there are those who interpret the actions, and then there are those who write down the interpretations of the actions.
I can say with total conviction that it was the Holy Spirit that chose, guided the election of Pope Francis.
What the church is really concerned about is what endures.
There are serious problems that have to do with the environment, that have to do with the way in which we live and consume.
Confession has been my habitual homecoming since I was a child. It is a consolation and a joy, and such joy, our faith teaches us, is meant for everyone. It is our vocation to bring it to as many people as possible.
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