From the Editor – May/June 2018

I have never had the pleasure of seeing Les Misérables performed professionally. The closest I came to that was watching a high school fine arts department in a suburban school district north of New York City put it on as their annual production seven or eight years ago. It was an exceptionally good show, however. […]


From the Editor – March/April 2018

In the last half of 2017, I had the pleasure of traveling to two Asian countries where our Congregation is experiencing phenomenal growth. The Philippines and Vietnam, along with India and Sri Lanka, are generating a very high proportion of our vocations worldwide. I came away from these trips filled with a profound sense of […]




From the Editor – September/October 2017

People in public life ― actors, television personalities, politicians, and the like ― often keep their religious beliefs private or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes become outspoken critics of organized religion and its adherents. For this reason, it was refreshing to run across Sam Polcer’s interview of the noted British actor Ian […]


From the Editor – July/August 2017

In Evangelii Gaudium, his November 2013 apostolic exhortation on the Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis sets forth a very clear vision of Christian service: “The Gospel tells us constantly to run the risk of a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their […]


From the Editor – May/June 2017

The first months of the Trump era have been “interesting.” Political rumblings emanate almost daily from Washington as the new national leadership attempts to define and implement a very different vision and priorities for the country. Among the things we have learned about the 45th President ― apart from his penchant for “tweetstorms,” governance by […]


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From the Editor

I have never had the pleasure of seeing Les Misérables performed professionally. The closest I came to that was watching a high school fine arts department in a suburban school district north of New York City put it on as their annual production seven or eight years ago. It was an exceptionally good show, however. […]