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From the Archives: Chateaubriand in America

When François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, pioneer of the Romantic literary movement, future member of the Académie française, and steadfast defender of the Catholic Church, visited America in 1792, he wrote of the stunning beauty of the Hudson Valley, the tribal customs of the Native Americans, and an inspirational, heartfelt meeting with George Washington outside Philadelphia. …

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From the Vatican to Franciscan

Alain Sauret sits at his desk flipping through a photo album, his piercing brown eyes looking over each image in great detail. “This is when I met Paul VI,” he says. “This is John Paul II with my kids. And here’s another one of when he came by my office.” “You can see my superiors…

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Joseph Cionni III – On Receptivity in Learning Pastoral Counseling

From what I’ve gathered from our assigned readings and class discussions Pastoral Counseling is: Counseling performed by someone affiliated with a particular religious institution Is not a form of Spiritual Direction (counseling is generally not directive) Is more specific to the particular faith tradition in which it is being carried out in contrast to a…