A small c catholic: If we Americans can manage religious harmony, we can be a model for countries that struggle with the challenges of religious pluralism and diversity.
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A small c catholic: Just a few weeks after the annual Indianapolis 500 race, I am standing in the middle of the track at the finish line.
A small c catholic: We must listen to our hearts the way Bonhoeffer did, "not as an advocate of [fill in the blank] over against all other traditions."
A small c catholic: Honesty should compel us to acknowledge the ways in which the church has been atomized, particularly since the Protestant Reformation.
A small c catholic: The so-called "New Perspective on Paul" movement has opened enlightening new ways of understanding how the "Jesus movement" eventually became Christianity.
A small c catholic: Each of us inevitably must think about the causes of evil and suffering.
A small c catholic: My congregation has just done something currently impossible for a Catholic congregation to replicate: It has voted to call a woman as our associate pastor.
A small c catholic: We're now far enough past the depths of the 2008 economic collapse to begin to examine why moral failures caused it.
A small c catholic: Barring some major technological breakthrough, consciousness-raising will not be enough to prevent ecological calamities.
A small c catholic: I wish I could report to you that Merton's piercing insights have become outdated and even irrelevant because we have rid the world of violence.