Br Adolfo Wissar, LC
A few weeks ago, while I was buying a double cheeseburger at the airport in Miami, the cashier asked me if I was Catholic. I was using the Roman collar, and of course, I said I was. I asked her the same thing, and she said that for many years she had been Catholic, but now was not. After a little while, I ventured to ask her why. I was surprised at what I heard. She said that as a Catholic she could never deepen in her faith nor live it in an intense way. There was no point in professing a faith that made no difference in her way of thinking and acting other than going to Mass from time to time… Read more
Br László Erffa, LC
The following dialogue is based on parts of a speech Pope Benedict XVI gave in Assisi at a meeting with religious leaders to pray for world peace on October 27, 2011. Of course, this conversation between the Holy Father and a young agnostic never actually took place, but if it did, here’s what it might have sounded like.
Pope: Nice to meet you! I was told you were an agnostic, John: You believe there might be a God somewhere but you don’t believe we can be really sure. Is that your position?
Br Cristian Ivandic, LC
On the first day after Christmas day we celebrate the feast of Saint Stephen, the first Martyr. Why is this so? What has this to do with the silence, joy and peace of Christmas? Isn’t it exactly opposed to it?
The Church is very wise and she shows us that even though we have to long for heaven, we still are in this world. Christ’s coming truly changed everything. Our life has now taken on a completely different meaning. But this doesn’t imply that there won’t be any difficulties and challenges. A faith like this would be cheap. A religion like that would be rather like a pill, which I can take when I feel bad.