Posts Tagged ‘Pope Paul VI’

Walking with Peter – The Pope

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Although it was a long time ago, I find myself reflecting on lessons learned when I was still a seminarian preparing for priestly ordination in Rome. It was the time of the Second Vatican Council. Pope – now Saint – John XXIII had convoked this Ecumenical Council because, as he put it, the Church was […] [Read more]

The Pope, Touchstone of Faith and Unity

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Early Sunday morning I watched our Holy Father, Pope Francis, give his Angelus talk – the comments he shares before praying the Angelus with the huge crowd – tens of thousands – gathered in Saint Peter’s Square each Sunday. Here, this enormously popular and revered successor to Peter spoke about the tenderness of Jesus, his […] [Read more]

Beatification of Pope Paul VI

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Today during a Mass in St. Peter’s Square marking the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI.  How fitting that our Holy Father has lifted up Blessed Paul VI as a model for families, and indeed for all individual Catholics, in our call to emulate the […] [Read more]

The Passionate Love of Pope Paul VI for Christ and His Church

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Pope Francis revealed in his recent interview with the Roman daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, that Pope Paul VI, whose beatification the Church will celebrate in October, has been a great light for him.  Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI likewise attested to the profound influence of Pope Paul on them – from his […] [Read more]