From Jesus changing water into wine in Cana to Jesus turning wine into his Sacred Blood at the Last Supper, scriptural references to the fruit of the vine abound. Beer? Not so much. Paulist student Michael Hennessy traces the Catholic tradition of brewing.
London, U.K. – Landings International, the Paulist ministry of reconciliation that welcomes people back to the Catholic Church is off to a successful re-launch in the United Kingdom. Approximately 100 people gathered at Heythrop College, the Jesuit-run specialty college for philosophy and theology at the University of London, for a daylong event: “Ministries of Welcoming in the Church: A Conference on Healing and Reconciliation in the U.K.”
Author’s note: Here are some short pieces from Hecker’s last book, The Church and the Age (1887). I think they speak for themselves as Hecker the citizen talks about the founding principles of the nation. –Father Paul Robichaud, CSP
On this Independence Day, we recall the vital part played by Catholic immigrants in building this country and work of Catholic institutions, which serve Americans of all religions and enrich our shared American culture.
My God, a saint is like you, as far as it is possible for you to take on human form. The saint alone is truly free, his actions are eternal and his life universal. Who knows what sanctity is? A saint is an “alter Christus” – another Christ.
Forgiveness is often easier said than done, but is a necessary step on the path to reconciliation, said Father Frank Desiderio, CSP, whose parish missions and retreats on the process of forgiveness have changed lives.