A small c catholic: When it comes to death, our task is to acknowledge how terrible death is but also how glorious are the promises of God to redeem us.
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A small c catholic: Topics that those of us inside a faith think are big deals often mean nothing to people on the outside -- people whom we are to serve.
A small c catholic: Today, the "anti-Catholic" label gets applied mostly by traditionalist Catholics who tend to see enemies of the church everywhere. It's not an attractive trait.
A small c catholic: It's nothing personal against Kansas City, Mo.'s Bishop Finn, but it's time Pope Francis took the matter in hand.
A small c catholic: What subject is more important than God? Yet we find in our congregations many people whose understanding of God seems stuck at an elementary-school level.
A small c catholic: Today, travel is astonishingly commonplace. What's baffling is why this familiarity often breeds contempt, why xenophobia and other fear-based hatreds continue.
A small c catholic: Is hell a physical place? How do you end up there? Everyone has an opinion, but no one knows from personal experience.
A small c catholic: When a news agency wrote that Pope Benedict told it he resigned because God told him to, skeptics came out the wazoo.
A small c catholic: I give money to my church, and my church supports efforts to solve these problems. But is that enough for me? Is it enough for you?
A small c catholic: Catholics and Lutherans have agreed to commemorate the start of the Reformation without rancor or additional insults. It's not much, but it's a start.