Month: November 2009

December 3: Feast of St. Francis Xavier

The patron saint of the Xaverian Missionaries is indeed St. Francis Xavier. Our Founder, Blessed Guido Conforti, said of him: “With a tenacious will and great energy, which earn the admiration of anyone who considers them for a moment, they worked to form Jesus Christ in themselves like a...

The Nimbleness of Belief… even among Roman Catholic bishops

I am a Catholic theologian and interreligious dialogue is my thing, so many people ask me what the Roman Catholic Church’s position is on interreligious dialogue… as if it had ONE position on this nebulous issue. I try to keep informed of current trends in this area, and one...

Message of a Philippine Bishop on the Feast of Christ the King

I wanted to share with you the message of a famous Philippine Bishop, Chito Tagle of the Diocese of Cavite in the Philippines. Through the work of Jesuit Communications in the Philippines, Bishop Chito shares with us in English a reflection in two parts on the gospel for the...

After the African Synod: What’s Next??

Fr. Rocco Puopolo, a Xaverian Missionary and Executive Director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network in Washington, DC recently arrived back from the Africa Synod. Fortunately for us, he kept a blog throughout the Synod that gives us a keen sense of the dialogue whose fruit developed important...
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