When Nigerian-born defensive lineman Israel Idonije isn't on the gridiron, he's running a business that sells pre-filled Communion cups to churches.
For most Americans, the word "patriot" probably doesn't include peace activists, people fighting segregation, or journalists exposing classified information. But should it?
The St. Louis Catholic Worker published its quarterly journal, The Round Table. The issue theme was “Dismantling Sexism.” It’s a great issue – and it’s more comforting than demanding.
Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball great Roberto Clemente.
It may be the most salient commentary on the status of women globally that it has taken the world until the 21st century to undertake serious efforts to end sexual violence in conflict.
Rape as a weapon and a spoil of war, which disproportionately affects women, has long been the hidden and undiscussed atrocity. The long silence, however, is being broken, most recently at a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London and organized by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and American actress and activist Angelina Jolie.
Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, two Louisiana-born men knew it was the beginning of a time of change.
Someone once said that a connoisseur of classical music is someone who can listen to Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and not think of "The Lone Ranger."
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests concluded their third annual conference with a Eucharis, celebration. Emeritus San Francisco Archbishop, whom the group honored with it's Pope John XXIII award, the was chief celebrant along with St. Louis Archbishop Robert James Carlson. Some 225 priests attended the conference and Mass. This video, taken during the distribution of communion and conclusion of the celebration, captures a bit of the flavor of the Eucharist gathering, in a room at the Marriott Airport Hotel in St. Louis.
"Onesmus" is not a household name, not even in Kenya, where Onesmus Muthoka, a Carmelite priest and formation director of the Kenyan Carmelites lives. But "Onesmus" means "useful," and this 45-year-old Carmelite hopes he fits the bill.
On Interfaith Voices I interviewed the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute about their latest polling on the so-called “contraception mandate.”