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A Jesuit priest, I am originaly from Napoli. I am now living in Rome and teaching philosophy at the Gregorian University.

Holiness

What Does “Burying the Talent” Mean in Rabbinic Law and Why is it Important For You?

“Good reason still existed; but it was kept concealed, for fear of the popular reason.” – Manzoni Fear of change, of responsibility,…

Meaning of Suffering

What Do the Lamp, the Oil, and Sleepiness Symbolize in the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

For those who have had the experience of keeping watch over a sick person through the night, especially if it…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

Seduced by the Selfie? The Narcissism of Modern Pharisees (Gospel Reflection)

“This is the end which befalls evildoers. And in this life scoundrels always receive their just deserts!” – Don Giovanni,…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

Resisting the Trap of Isolation: The 2 Great Commandments & the Meaning of Love (Gospel Reflection)

“Love is an inclination” – Hannah Arendt A long time ago I heard the story of a rose who realized…

Gospels

Whose Coin, and Whose Soul? How Images Remind Us About God’s Love (Gospel Reflection)

“For as much as he stirs in vain, man always walks within his image.” – Augustine, Commentary on Psalm 38:7…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

Who Are the Guests at Your Banquet? (Gospel Reflection)

“Allow me to do the best that I can.” – Babette’s Feast by K. Blixen Organizing a party is a…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

#OCCUPY VINEYARD? The Madness of Thinking We Can Possess the Vineyard (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

To Protest or to Smile and Nod… A Gospel Reflection on Complicated Relationships

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

gospel reflection
Gospels

“Buy Me!” – Why God’s Marketplace is the Only Place to Sell Yourself (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Why Forgiveness is Like Oxygen (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

gospel reflection
Gospels

What is Man? What Matthew 18 Teaches About The Nature of Community (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

Gospels

Have You Hidden in a Glass Case? How to Look Suffering in the Eye

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…