Bishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said the changes to the Vatican seem "like a change not only in attitude here, but a new anthropology for the way of living our faith."
Mass at St. John the Apostle church in Siem Reap, Cambodia has a striking resemblance to the Last Supper: it is a sit down affair.
Jesuit Father Stepanus Winarto entered the small church for 7:30 Sunday morning mass the last in a procession of young altar girls. He then took his place behind a small altar only three feet off the ground, sitting down on a small chair.
“It is a Cambodian custom of reverence to remain as low as one can,” he later told me.
Early in 1965, Edmundite Fr. Maurice Ouellet answered a knock at his door. Martin Luther King Jr. was standing on the front step.
Retired U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford met Holy Cross Fr. Ted Hesburgh in the 1950s. The two global citizens and public servants quickly became kindred spirits.
We say: In the civil rights struggle, sacrifice is inevitable, but "there are degrees of martyrdom volunteers must offer."
On March 1, Brian Hammond, a good friend of mine, died. You may never have heard of him, but if you were part of the Loretto Community, you would surely have known him and treasured the memories.
Appreciation: These two priests were astonishingly gifted leaders who transformed the wider American church from the perch of their beloved Notre Dame.
Cardinal Edward Egan was best known for administrative acumen that helped solidify the finances of the sprawling New York archdiocese.
Appreciation: Holy Cross Fr. Ted Hesburgh was as close to a saint as anyone I have ever known.
Marriage is not only a social good, but an economic one as well, said speakers on a recent panel on "The Future of Marriage in America."
"Good marriages truly lead to a flourishing society," said moderator Kate Bryan, communications director for the American Principles Project.
It is "statistically proven that children do best" in a traditional, two-parent household, said Wade Horn, who served as assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.