Tagged: compassion

Prophecy and the Centrality of Compassion

I have two Pope Francis quotes for you today, both regarding bishops, delivered by US papal nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre at the recent ordinations of two American bishops. Earlier today, reader Joseph Snearline shared with me Archbishop Pierre’s homily at...

Prophecy and the Centrality of Compassion

Interceding like Mary

Intercessory prayer has been a part of my life since I can remember. My family prayed daily since I was an infant. Our prayer time included worship songs, Scripture, and petitions. We would close by singing the Our Father together....

Interceding like Mary

The Healing of the Leper: A New Paradigm for Mission

A reflection on the Sunday readings for February 14, 2021 — the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Since the beginning of this year, I have had to self-quarantine twice for seven days. And then, in order to leave the quarantine, I...

The Healing of the Leper: A New Paradigm for Mission