A small c catholic: About 10 years ago, I visited a Catholic seminary. I was struck by how little about that whole experience seemed to break with tradition.
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A small c catholic: In the last 50 years, Christians have worked to improve relations with Jews. Sometimes the conflict gets more tangled and less easy to solve.
A small c catholic: As I wandered around our nation's capital, I was struck by how many churches make up the structural and social fabric of Washington.
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.
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.