A small c catholic: Woodstock, Ill., in the 1950s, when I grew up there, was almost all white. That seems to be changing, if a recent hometown visit is any indication.
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A small c catholic: Sometimes we must run into the ditch ourselves to remember that others have slipped into it before us and remain there, struggling to right themselves.
A small c catholic: Humans sometimes confuse custom and culture with divine mandate. Religion falls into the trap of patriarchy for many reasons and for long periods of time.
A small c catholic: When I think of Jesus as a chef, I can't help but imagine him speaking to his disciples about nutrition and diet.
A small c catholic: The Navajo cross combines the Catholic tradition with the crucifix with the Protestant tradition of the empty cross. It's a perfect symbol for me.
A small c catholic: The way physicist John C. Mather reconciles science and religion is inspirational, something we should strive for.
A small c catholic: I've never known how to respond to those who use Matthew 16:18 as assertion that anyone outside the Catholic church is apostate.
A small c catholic: "While some of us have been active in interfaith groups that promote religious harmony and understanding, others have bought into fear and have promoted prejudices."
A small c catholic: For the most part, non-Catholics love Pope Francis. But they also see some things he could work on.
It’s important for churches to be clear and forthright about who they are and what they teach. This helps newcomers have a clue about whether they’d feel at home there.