A Former Hermit's Thoughts on Solitude

Posted by Fr. Herbert Yost, CSC on Apr 16, 2020 7:05:00 AM

From 1999 until 2004, I lived as a hermit. Now, like many others, I once again find myself spending a great deal of time alone. However, there are two huge differences between then and now: then, my solitude was freely chosen. Now, because of COVID-19, solitude is forced by stay-at-home orders. 

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Topics: prayer, relationships, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources, solitude

St. Francis de Sales and using words like a Christian

Posted by Bill Schmitt on Jan 24, 2019 7:04:00 AM

The fine art of conversation, used as an instrument to share hope and advance the common good, has taken a beating. Many Catholics feel inhibited in their discipleship, fearing their beliefs and values aren’t welcome in discussions of crucial public issues. They don’t want to be called “haters.”

Freedom, human flourishing and our eternal destiny are at stake if our faith is set on “mute” much of the day.

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Topics: Culture, relationships, saints, media, dialogue

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