April 9, 2021

A Renaissance Friar

He’s built skyscrapers, fought fires, and led the nation’s largest Franciscan province. But what Father John O’Connor most treasures is his ministry as a parish priest.

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Dear Reader: Thank You, Maureen

Three years ago, Franciscan Media offered a seven-day blog and video series on the Virgin Mary. I was tasked with finding a writer. I needed a voice that was authoritative but warm—and quickly. No easy mission! In the 11th hour, a colleague suggested that a good friend of his, Maureen O’Brien, might fit the bill. We engaged her, and she agreed.

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‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium

As religious leaders, scholars, experts and abuse survivors come together online to participate in a three-day international symposium on faith, healing and prevention, Pope Francis sent a message as part of a series of opening remarks for the event.

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What Comes After Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is an important part of spiritual health, but appropriate boundaries can be equally as important when the offense was significant.

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