My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, On Aug. 27, the Feast of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, will be celebrated. Monica is a great example of a mother who never lost confidence in the possibility of conversion for her son.
The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September should be more than a vast Catholic “gathering of the clans” around Pope Francis – and so should the months between now and then.
Reading and thinking about the new evangelization has moved me to reflect on the experience of conversion. Two thinkers who have helped in my reflection are St. Augustine and the 20th-century theologian, Jesuit Father Bernard Lonergan. When I read what Father Lonergan wrote about conversion and tried to come up with examples of the types […]