The “little poor man” of Assisi, Saint Francis, is loved and respected by all. His example and the prayer that bears his name inspire a way of living that incarnates the Gospel. When Reverend Russell Willoughby, the minister of the historic Little Brown Church in the Valley, in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, […]
Beyond his public persona as a media personality and a prominent churchman, Fulton Sheen was a thinker, a believer, a priest, and a man of prayer. On Sunday, April 7, 1946, Fulton J. Sheen stepped into the pulpit of New York’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Those who packed the church were stunned to hear Sheen criticize […]
Admired by many as a prophet, denounced by others as a radical, Dom Helder Càmara steadfastly spoke out and worked for the rights and dignity of the poor. On August 5, 1973, thirty-eight Brazilian bishops and two cardinals gathered for the installation of Brazil’s newest archbishop. As they processed into the cathedral, the Master of […]
Dorothy Day was a diminutive figure, but a dominant force for justice and peace in the Church and American society. Her life was rooted in the prophetic call of the Gospel. “Whatever I had read as a child about the saints had thrilled me. I could see the nobility of giving one’s life for the […]
Faith is simply “confidence in God.” Jesus reminds us that the quality of our living depends on the depth of our faith.