Fr. Richard McBrien, a scholar of distinction as well as a popular interpreter of the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78.
The book of Jonah is one of the Hebrew Scriptures' most significant writings. But since many of us don't recognize its literary genre, we miss the theology the author's trying to convey.
For a generation, Marcus J. Borg helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament.
A centrist, Robert White argued for a negotiated -- not military -- solution to the civil war beginning to ravage El Salvador.
There are important ways in which Christians can make meaningful contributions to strengthening moderate Islam.
When we were children, our mother was not content with having us pray the ordinary grace before meals. No, at grace time, as well as in prayers before bed, there was a litany of sorts in which we remembered family and friends, and always ended with the simple prayer, "Please, God, help me to know my vocation and have the grace and strength to follow it." Mom was a firm believer that everyone had a vocation, a call to serve God with their best talents and deepest desires.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy the Christmas season inside a cozy home while the bitter winter wind whips outside. Some people don't have the means to combat the cold weather by turning up the thermostat and sipping a cup of hot chocolate.
Harrison, Ark., was again the center of local and national attention when a racially charged billboard was erected with a white girl holding a dog pictured and stating, "It's not Racist to (Heart) Your People."
It lists a "White Pride Radio" website, which leads to Ku Klux Klan information. The KKK is a national hate group that promotes white supremacy and has targeted blacks, immigrants, Catholics and Jews.
My Table is Spread: In what passes for a liturgical calendar in TV land, we are now in the high holy days: "Downton Abbey" has returned to our screens.
"We are human beings, we feel weak, we feel traumatized. The feeling for revenge -- it's real. It takes time."