Dr. Eboo Patel spoke at the 2018 Paul Wattson Lecture, held at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on October 3, 2018. More than just addressing the similarities and differences of different religions, he spoke of the encounters between the people professing different faiths.
November is a strange time of year. Trees have finally lost their leaves, but winter’s snow has not come full force.
A famous pediatric cancer doctor at a well-known children’s hospital in London was being given an award. He started the pediatric cancer research center, but he was also known for his kindness and compassion.
A man in his 30s came to St. Christopher’s Inn seeking help. He was a lawyer, and appeared successful. I asked him what made him come into treatment, and he replied that he been drinking for years and years.
The Blind Man. In our Gospel today we have a blind beggar, Bartimaeus, and he hears that Jesus is walking by. This is his chance, perhaps his only chance, to speak with this miracle worker. So he calls out, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”
You may have already begun your Christmas shopping, but have you considered how to enter into the "Spirit of Giving" this upcoming Christmas season? Here are three ways to participate in the life-giving ministry of the Friars.
In honor of the Centro Pro Unione’s 50th anniversary, the Friars will host the 21st annual conference in recognition of Servant of God Paul Wattson and Mother Lurana White. This year’s conference will recognize the 800th anniversary of the meeting of St. Francis and the Egyptian Sultan with the theme “St. Francis and the Sultan - Foundations for Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the 21st Century.”
The Friars recognize that discovering one’s vocation is not usually as simple as asking God’s will for your life and hearing a direct, clear answer immediately in one’s heart. Very often, it’s a process, a conversation between an individual and God, sometimes over the course of a number of years.