“Consumerism, instead of satisfying needs, constantly creates new ones, often generating excessive activism. Everything seems necessary and urgent and one risks not even finding the time to be alone with oneself for a while. 999 more words
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The Redemptive Power of Suffering
I was thinking the other day about the problem of suffering in the world – and how the Redemption carried out by Christ in His passion and death on the cross gave a new meaning to this problem of pain that has weighed so heavily on humans from the beginning of time. 275 more words
Note: A “Ficterview” is a fictional interview.
I was recently sitting down and eating my morning breakfast when suddenly Pope St. John Paul II showed up in order to grant me an interview. 640 more words
In 1978, I arrived in Rome as a new seminarian, after six years as a Wall Street stockbroker. Talk about a life changer!
Ten weeks after my arrival, I found myself in St. 305 more words