The Quiet Carpenter

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Author: Robert P. Maloney, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: America Magazine.

Robert P. Maloney, C.M., the former 23rd superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, lives in Philadelphia. He serves as administrator for Dream, a joint project of the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Daughters of Charity for combating AIDS in Africa, and is also the chairperson of the Vincentian Family Board for Zafen, a microfinance project in Haiti.

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

A few years ago my sister visited me in Rome. As we toured the little chapel in the house where I lived, she asked me, “Where’s Joseph?” I was taken aback; there was no trace … Read More

A Prophet for All Ages

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Author: Charles T. Plock, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2006 · Source: St. John's university humanities review, volumen 4.2.

Charles Plock, C. M. is currently a chaplain at St. John’s University. For the past two years he has been translating the homilies of Archbishop Romero for the Archdiocese of San Salvador that is advocating the cause for the canonization of Romero. He worked in the Republic of Panama for ten years and at St. John the Baptist Parish in Brooklyn before beginning ministry at the university.

Estimated Reading Time: 16 minutes

Introduction During the past two years I have had the privilege of translating the Sunday homilies of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero, a charismatic figure in the history of the Church of Latin America, as well … Read More