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The Gift and Challenge of Vincentian Imagination

We talk, perhaps too glibly, of the Vincentian charism. For a moment, I would like to reframe the conversation. Let’s talk about the Vincentian imagination!… and how it led to the “Vincentian Question.”

Lots of Words But… What’s the Issue?

I offer just two words not in any of the lists of racisim-related words… but at the heart of any discussion. Our Father! These two words, taught by Jesus himself, are key to who he is and who we are.

Why Is There So Much Hatred Today?

Recently, I prepared to lead a discussion on why there is so much hatred in our world. What follows draws heavily from Why People Hate: The Science Behind Why We Love to Hate.

Is “Our Father” a Challenging Prayer?

Is “Our Father” a Challenging Prayer?

God willing, after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those’, but only ‘us’” (No. 35).
For this reason, I have wished to devote the Message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the theme, Towards An Ever Wider “We”.

If Nuns Ruled the World…

If Nuns Ruled the World…

Nuns built America’s largest private school system , created America’s nonprofit hospital systems building over 800 hospitals, were some of America’s first feminists, are not strangers to dangerous situations.

Jesus and Friends

Jesus and Friends

Are we friends with the Jesus who comes to us today in so many different bodies?
How many of them so we know and include among our friends?
Can we recognize our own blindness to the “hard sayings” that challenge us today?