"Spiritual formation cannot be forced, only prepared for. Hence its means cannot be those of conquest, but only of facilitation and preparation." [Adrian van Kaam, Studies in Formative Spirituality, I, 2 (1980), 303]

Synod According to Jesuit Periodical La Civillita Cattolica

JSynodThe periodical's Editor-in-Chief, Fr. Spadaro SJ, talks about the Synod's failure to reach a two-thirds majority vote on the issue of remarried divorcees: the decision was "anomalous in a way because it is as if 74 out of 183 fathers didn't want the discussion to be recorded, pretending it had never even taken place". Read More