Kresta Comments: Will the Pan-Amazon Synod Abandon Pope Francis’ Aparecida Approach?
Description: We talked last hour with Matthew Bunson about two documents – the instrumentum laboris for the Synod and the Aparecida document, a letter from Pope Benedict to Latin America. As the Synod marches on, it’s becoming clear that one of the two documents must be discarded because they propose competing visions of the Church’s presence in South America, and one must prevail. The other will die. Al takes a closer look.
What Teresa of Avila can teach us today (2 segments)
Description: After years of lukewarm religious life, St Teresa of Avila finally encountered the Lord who suffered out of love for her. Her spirituality is not about what one experiences, but about what one becomes. She does not promise any achievement of inner peace, but a relationship that this life is too small to contain. Today’s her feast day and we’ll talk with Dr Anthony Lilles
Dr. Anthony Lilles
Dr Anthony Lilles is Chief Academic Officer at the Avila Institute. He also serves as Associate Professor, Admissions Director and Academic Advisor to the Academic Dean of St. John’s Seminary; and has been appointed as the Academic Dean of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park. . His expertise is in the spiritual doctrine of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Carmelite Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. He’s the author of 30 days with Teresa of Avila and other books. Follow his blog at beginningtopray.blogspot.com