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The extensive vetting process that all refugees undergo before arriving in the United States “screens out any possible threat of terrorism,” said the executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services.
Professional musician Nicholas David considers it an honor to share his name with a saint. It’s fitting that he also shares the saint’s giving spirit.
The 27-minute program examines homelessness, food insecurity and efforts to increase access to healthier food.
For 50 minutes, Bishop Andrew Cozzens addressed topics ranging from whether one should date while discerning priesthood or consecrated life (he said usually no) to the role Mary plays in his spiritual life (he said a large one — he’s prayed the rosary almost daily since Jan. 1, 1992).
We don’t like waiting for anything — for traffic lights, for weight loss or even commercials that interrupt our favorite shows.
This contemporary abhorrence of waiting stands in stark contrast to Mary. Her graceful patience is something to consider, especially as Catholics begin the prayerful preparation of Advent.