The Challenge of Spreading Joy

In just three days we mark the first anniversary of the apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Spreading that Joy of the Good News (properly understood) is the task of evangelization.  To do this well, let’s consider Fr. Antonio Spadaro’s third challenge to pastoral work in the digital world, namely, […]

Another digital challenge

Continuing our dialogue with Antonio Spadaro, S.J. about digital challenges to evangelization, let’s consider the second shift he proposes:  the need to move from content-centered to person-centered pastoral work. In our online world, content is there.  In fact, it’s everywhere!  Stored in a cloud and transmitted wirelessly, digital content is orbital, swirling around us continually.  […]

Day at the Museum

In October, our First Theology Class took a trip to the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The trip was organized as part of Fr. Frank Giuffre’s Introduction to Scripture course. We were welcomed warmly by the Museum staff who appreciated our interest in one specific item: a second-century papyrus of the Gospel of Saint […]