"The fundamental polarity of human life between what is and what ought to be, between lack and fulfillment, between determination and freedom, is not abnormal; it is the norm. Every person is exposed to it because of the inescapable structure of human formation." (Adrian van Kaam, The Transcendent Self, Dimension Books, 1979, 172.)

Pope Francis Speaks to a Gathering of Pastors in the US

JPopeFrancis01This is a remarkable video. It begins with a televangelist. It moves to a young South African pastor speaking of, among other things, his association with Pope Francis before he became Pope. Towards the end of the video there is a few minutes of Pope Francis giving a simple and beautiful messahe to this group of pastors. This is the sort of thing that reminds us that we have, in Pope Francis, something very special. Watch it and rejoice! Watch the video