Posts Tagged ‘discipleship’

Religious warned not to abandon Vatican II renewal

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A cardinal has warned religious against trying to abandon the changes in the Church brought about by the Second Vatican Council. Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz said this to a conference of religious formation directors in Rome last week, according to an article in the National Catholic Reporter. “Do not distance yourself from the Read more

Radical discipleship and the consecrated life

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

After growing up in Nigeria and being named the youngest bishop in the world at the age of 32, Cardinal Francis Arinze attended the final session of the Second Vatican Council. Following his elevation to cardinal by Pope John Paul II, he was appointed President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, a position he Read more

Pope Francis on prayer

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The following essay is an excerpt from the forthcoming book Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Meditations on Christian Discipleship by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis. A theologian of our time tells us that “our dialogue with God is of a precarious nature; it is really just compensating for our lack of deeper communication and understanding with Read more