Posts Tagged ‘Rejoice and be glad’

Holiness: Women are there

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The first thing that jumped out at me in Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on holiness, Gaudete et exsultate, is how much he has put women in the foreground. Women are usually in the background of papal statements, if they appear at all. Not here. They are upfront and visible. Right at the outset (para 3), Read more

Apostolic Exhortation: Rejoice and be glad

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Rejoice and be glad

Rejoice and be glad Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is Read more

Two events explain ‘Why now?’ on Pope’s sainthood document

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Austin Ivereigh - Why now

When an apparently innocuous teaching document comes out of Rome – and a pope calling us to holiness fits that description better than most – it’s always important on the Vatican beat to ask: Why this, and why now? When you apply the context lens, two recent events help answer that question. One was yesterday: Read more