Conversatio (con-ver-sāt-iō) [Latin]
From the Benedictine vow, Conversatio Morum, or the ongoing conversion of life towards the light of Christ.
Dear Friend, The Portsmouth Institute is needed now more than ever. As we discovered at our summer conference on Being Human: Christian Perspectives on the Human Person, the Portsmouth Institute is one of the few voices articulating an authentic Catholic perspective on first principles, those truths which we take to
These opening remarks were delivered at the Portsmouth Institute’s 2017 Summer Conference, “Being Human: Christian Perspectives on the Human Person,” on June 9, 2017. Click here to learn more about the Summer Conference. By Christopher Fisher | Writing in his encyclical Centesimus Annus, John Paul II said that
BY DAVID MILLS The following is adapted from a speech delivered at the Portsmouth Institute’s 2016 Summer Conference, “Christian Courage in a Secular Age.” Lead sponsors for the conference and this publication include the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Drs. Timothy and Luba Flanigan, Mr. Peter Ferry, Mr. Javier Valeunzuela and
BY TIMOTHY SHERRATT The following is adapted from a speech delivered on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Portsmouth Institute’s 2015 Summer Conference, “Like a Shepherd He Will Tend His Flock: Understanding the Francis Papacy.” Lead sponsors for the conference and this publication include the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, the
By Kenneth Colston | When we were watching the white smoke in 2013, we knew that we would first learn something about the direction of the new papacy as soon as we heard its new name announced. As the punning Latin proverb has it, Nomen omen est. Name is destiny.
Image: His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley addresses the audience gathered for the Portsmouth Institute’s 2015 Summer Conference. O’Malley is one of Pope Francis’s closest advisers. More than two years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to draw headlines for his provocative statements and populist appeal. This past June, guests
A Homily by the Rt. Rev. Abbot Caedmon Holmes of Portsmouth Abbey Jesus is God and so is infinite. As God, he was aware of me, as he is aware of everything. His love for me individually isn’t the least bit diminished by his love for all human beings. Every
Registration is now open for the Portsmouth Institute’s 2015 Summer Conference, “Like a Shepherd He Will Tend His Flock: Understanding the Francis Papacy”! June 19-21, 2015 Portsmouth Abbey Rhode Island Register Here “This I ask you: Be shepherds, with the ‘odor of the sheep,’ make it real, as shepherds among your
Ideas have consequences. Today, secular leaders define the ideas that shape our culture. Religious belief, especially Christianity, has been sidelined in academia and the public square. Consider recent legal battles in the Supreme Court that threaten Christian belief and practice, or the silencing of Christian believers at universities, primary schools