Teenager to be canonised during youth synod

Pope Francis has added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognise as saints on October 14 during the month-long meeting of the world synod of bishops on young people. During an ordinary public consistory on July 19, Pope Francis announced that he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonise Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others. An…

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Priest in Scotland wants to visit in jail the man who robbed him

Motherwell, Scotland, Jul 21, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Patrick Hennessy, who was robbed and attacked in May at his rectory in Scotland, says he has forgiven his robber and wants to visit him in prison to give him pastoral care.

Michael McTaggart, 41, was sentenced to four years imprisonment July 17 at Glasgow Sheriff Court for the May 13 robbery of Fr. Hennessy, 73.

Fr. Hennessy told the Scottish Catholic Observer after the sentencing that “it’s a heavy sentence for the fella and I feel quite sorry for him as I think he must have so many problems. I

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Un foyer à construire

Le pape François donne de précieux conseils au sujet des jeunes couples et de leur avenir. Il invite à reconnaître que la célébration du mariage n’en fait pas un couple achevé. « L’union est réelle, elle est irrévocable, et elle a été confirmée et consacrée par le sacrement de mariage. Mais en s’unissant, les époux deviennent protagonistes, maîtres de leur histoire et créateurs d’un projet qu’il faut mener à bien ensemble. » (par. 218)  Aucun conjoint n’est parfait. Chacun est « inachevé, appelé à grandir, en évolution. » D’où pointe un danger pour le couple qui n’en prend pas conscience. « Lorsque le regard sur

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The Value of Mistakes

It turns out I made a mistake.  In two previous posts, I wrote about the too-often forgotten virtue of prudence. In the more recent, I pointed out that professors can’t really teach prudence in a classroom because we lack experience in the areas in which our students need to learn to be prudent. Since most of our students are preparing to be doctors, lawyers, or businessmen, not professors, we can’t impart to them the experience needed to help them become prudent in those other special fields.
After the article appeared, an eminent philosopher I greatly admire stopped by to tell me that,

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