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The Two Popes by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Two Popes by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In a short time, Netflix will unveil its new movie called ‘The Two Popes’. I always get a little nervous when the mainstream media try to comment on spiritual and … Continue reading

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Guns and Roses by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Guns and Roses by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Sometimes when we look at a painting, we can come very close to it and get lost in the way colors blend and observe minutely the contours of the brush … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Divine by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Glimpses of the Divine by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Recently, I attended a performance of the Ballet “Jewels” at the New York City Ballet (one of the foremost Ballet Companies of the world). During a very quiet and … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Sticks and Stones by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When I think back on my childhood growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950’s, I tend to see it with a lot of nostalgia. When I visit our Academy children, … Continue reading

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Opinion and Conscience by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Opinion and Conscience by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In discussing any teaching of the Church, one sooner or later comes up against the seemingly impregnable statement: whatever you say, I must follow my conscience. This retreat into the … Continue reading

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Presence by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Presence by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When I say that I am in the presence of someone, it seems clear what that means. If I am in the presence of my friend, it is apparent that we are … Continue reading

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In All Things by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “In All Things by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the key insights in the theological thought of St. Ignatius of Loyola is that we can find Christ in all things and through all things. Writing and preaching … Continue reading

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Newman and the New Man by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Newman and the New Man by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Recently, I was speaking with my Spiritual Director, whom I asked to lead our Parish Retreat this year: Msgr. Charles Fink. In discussing the subject of the retreat, … Continue reading

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Fooling Ourselves by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Fooling Ourselves by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint It is amazing how easily we can fool ourselves into thinking that we are doing the will of God when we are really just doing what we want and canonizing our … Continue reading

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Learning About Life by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Learning About Life by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Recently, I had the good fortune to sign up for an intensive workshop on “writing Icons”. I was told by our teacher, a great Greek iconographer named Theodore, that one … Continue reading

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