Tagged: periphery

The Church Will Become Peripheral

During these first eight years of Pope Francis’s time on the Chair of Peter, one theme that has come up again and again is the periphery. Francis made “going to the peripheries” a priority—perhaps even the priority—of his pontificate very...

The Church Will Become Peripheral

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

Opening our Hearts to all Our Brothers and Sisters

On Sunday, Pope Francis promulgated his third encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship. His timely assessment of the state of our world touches on issues including war, extreme inequality and economic disparity, environmental degradation, and the fractured global...

Opening our Hearts to all Our Brothers and Sisters