The new Franciscan Minister General, Fr. Mike Perry, OFM, the American friar who was elected the 120th successor of St. Francis of Assisi last week was interviewed by Catholic News Service about the challenge Pope Francis offers to the Franciscan Order today. Video: CNS Advertisements
In a CNS article titled, “Archbishop says people returning to confession because of pope,” we read of the anecdotal evidence for some changes in the Italian pastoral landscape marked, in part, by a rise in sacramental confession and an increase in the attendance of visitors at public papal audiences. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the […]
The following is a Catholic News Service (CNS) article that was published on the CNS wire on 2 April 2012. Young Franciscan author says getting to know God is like dating By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Getting to know God is akin to entering a dating relationship, according to Franciscan […]
This is a theme I’ve addressed elsewhere in another blog post shortly after the tragic shooting in Tucson last month. It is a topic I have returned to because of a Catholic News Service article that was published today bearing the title, “In Gun Control Debate, Catholic Position Elusive.” The subheading of the story reads, […]
This reflection is now available in Daniel P. Horan, OFM’s book Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century: Selected Reflections from the Dating God Blog and Other Essays, Volume One (Koinonia Press, 2013).