Archbishop Charles Chaput gave the following address at the Serra International Convention in Mallorca, Spain, on June, 22.
St. Paul once wrote that, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, [then] we are of all men most to be pitied” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19).
Those are strong words for a happy gathering like this one, on a beautiful day, on a vacation island like Mallorca, in a year dedicated to the virtue of faith.
But they’re exactly the right words to begin our discussion today. Francis of Assisi was not a man known for...READ MORE