His choice of the name 'Francis' was a promising sign he would emulate a saint devoted to the poor and to simplicity, and he has only continued from there.
Many artists and writers, not necessarily religious, speak of the influence of religious language on their work.
Nurse a baby in church and you risk dirty looks. Of course, letting a hungry infant cry is also risking disapproval. It’s enough to make a new mom want to stay home.
"How do we portray the ur-conflict, the 'impossible relationship' between an old immovable object and a new irresistible force as they collided in...
Making sure late-term abortions are done only to save the life of the mother—under the safest conditions possible—should be something both sides can agree on.
Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.
To get an inkling of the power of anti-Judaic legacy, I recommend reading a gospel in one sitting. Or better yet, watch 'The Gospel of John' with a Jewish friend.
Recent papal teaching, particularly since John Paul II, portrays God’s covenant with the Jews as valid and irrevocable.
An interreligious dialogue in which parties explain away their distinctive truth claims can help to improve relations among participants, but at great cost.
To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.
Nobody seems to believe me, but in my experience the secret to increasing the parish collection is a simple one: Start giving the money away.
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