- Mar 31, 2020
Discovering one’s vocation to marriage, priesthood or religious life and making the decision to embrace it takes courage, Pope Francis said.
Clare McGrath-Merkle is a philosopher of religion and author of the 2018 book, ‘Bérulle’s Spiritual Theology of Priesthood: A Study in Speculative Mysticism and Applied Metaphysics.’ She spoke to Crux.
On Sunday Pope Francis urged transparency in one’s relationship with God and gave a shout-out to priests who are finding “creative” ways to support and be with their people as Italy’s COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown continues.
In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in his own call to the priesthood.
Father George Clements, the Chicago priest whose civil rights and social justice activism led to a television movie about his career, died Monday at the age of 87.