To public acclaim, Pope Francis continues to breathe a fresh air into the life of faith. Perhaps most evident in his "informal" daily homilies, the words of this pope evidence a simplicity and directness that is finding mass appeal and delight among the faithful. Consider this simple truth with which he opened this month:
“Everything is joy. But we Christians, we are not used to talking about joy, about happiness." Rightly does he add, “you cannot advance the Gospel with sad, hopeless, discouraged Christians. You cannot”.
As another academic year has drawn to a close here, our annual review yields much joy. The number of people who have participated in and contributed to our work has already far surpassed last year's total ... and we still have three events to come this month! (Our annual report will be published here in mid-July.)
One of those great joys this year has been our celebration of the "Year of Faith." And as our campus comes alive with the poetic drama of the PA Shakespeare Festival, we have two artistic events upcoming in this celebratory year: a viewing & discussion of the award-wining film, A Man for All Seasons (► June 21); and a discussion on Shakespeare & Catholicism with Joseph Pearce, author of the new book Shakespeare on Love (► July 31).
These and all our events are made possible by our many donors each year. With joy, we thank them ... and invite all of you to join us and share in our Good News."
Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS
- News and Information
- The Decline of Cutthroat Management Topic of Ethics Breakfast
- President of Catholic League to Speak at Year of Faith Symposium
- John Paul II Memorial Arts and Culture event
- Faith In Creation is Explored During Year of Faith Event
- The Ethics of Commercializing Every Corner of Life topic of next Ethics Breakfast
Fortnight for Freedom
Year of Faith event...Faith on Film
Centaur Classic X
Inculturation Retreat for New Employees
Ryan Leadership Institute L.E.A.P. retreat
Forum for Ethics board meeting
Leadership Institute - senior class meeting
Ruggiero Lecture on Catholic Education
Forum for Ethics breakfast event
"A specific priority is the need to examine the predominant values and norms of modern society and culture in a Christian perspective, and the responsibility to try to communicate to society those ethical and religious principles which give full meaning to human life."
- Pope John Paul II
Ex corde Ecclesiae #33