As I've done before, I'll be sending during Lent translated excerpts from St. Augustine, most of them from his sermons. Last year I sent a note explaining how I came to do this and providing a very short introduction to Augustine the Preacher, which you can find here.

Say a prayer, please. I leave this evening for a Vatican-sponsored seminar on how to increase opportunities and institutions for greater co-responsibility in the Church, a meeting designed to help meet the reform-program of Pope Francis. Oremus.

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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