Fr. Britto's Blog


Compassion, not Confrontation

As a young seminarian, I learned Scholastic philosophy, especially the perennial wisdom of St Thomas Aquinas. Armed with the knowledge of philosophy and theology, I was pretty sure of myself in the early years of my priesthood. Things were clearly defined. Moral issues were clear-cut, black and white. I was convinced that I could convince anyone with my powerful arguments and make them embrace our Catholic Faith. After my ordination, I was rearing to go into the world to make converts.

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Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

During these weeks, parishes in the archdiocese are conducting the Annual Catholic Appeal which raises funds for the various ministries and outreach programs of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The theme of this year’s drive is: “Come and follow me… and bring hope to the world.” God’s house is made up of living stones and each one of us contributes to this organism called the Church. In that sense, we are responsible for each other. We belong to one family.

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The Crosses in our Lives

It is no exaggeration to claim that in recent memory humanity has not seen as much suffering as we are undergoing right now. This pandemic has not only disrupted our lives. It has also destroyed lives and livelihoods. People have died alone and the virus has caused untold misery to millions around the world. In the midst of such pain and suffering, someone may ask, “Why does God permit this? Is there any value to this suffering?” In order to respond to these questions, we need to turn to the Cross.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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