Father Fessio in Five (by Ignatius Press)

Father Fessio in Five (by Ignatius Press)

Five-minute Catholic wisdom—or in Latin, “disjecta membra”—from Ignatius Press’ founder, editor, and priest, Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., Ph.D., a student of Joseph Ratzinger and Henri de Lubac, a winemaker, a baker, and, at times, ”the most powerful man in the American Church.”

Episodes

July 10, 2024 4 mins

Father, lead us not into complaining.

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... is ringing out our joy to the God who saves us. In other words, the Invitatory.

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July 4, 2024 5 mins

"Peace be to you," Jesus says. But do we really know Christ's peace?

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July 2, 2024 2 mins

Don't let sin stop you from praising Jesus. Saint Peter DENIED GOD and lived to preach about it.  

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June 21, 2024 5 mins

Too busy to pray? Then you've got your life backwards.

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June 13, 2024 9 mins

Does God tempt us?

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Galatians 5 tells us to walk—together, like soldiers.

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May 10, 2024 4 mins

Who wrote the Bible? God? People? The answer is yes. And it's better that way.

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April 24, 2024 3 mins

Authority is about giving.

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April 17, 2024 3 mins

"We," "us," is distinctly, uniquely Christian.

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April 8, 2024 3 mins

The Old Testament can seem brutal at times. Is God really love? King David gives us the key.  

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March 27, 2024 5 mins

"Daughter, your faith has made you well."

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"In my flesh," St. Paul says, "I complete what is lacking in Christ's" . . . joy?

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The answer is YES. And that's how it is supposed to be.

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Without roots, trees collapse, and plants blow around like tumbleweeds. Jesus wants our roots to be in him.

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Our lives are more intertwined than we can ever realize on earth. Yet how much more is CHRIST'S life—and his suffering—linked to ours.

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According to Paul, you can't know anything, much less apply that knowledge, without Jesus.

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Christ lives within us. We think we know it, but a thousand lifetimes are not enough to grasp it.

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You'd have to be pretty old to be "the firstborn of all creation."

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TITUS! Brush up on your Titus. It matters much more than you think.

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