Young Voices: Certain experiences separate our lives into definable periods of "before and after." While immediate feelings wear off, we never entirely lose that which changed us.
As shared last week, NCR launched an Instagram account, and during Lent, the account is largely focusing on bringing to life the corporal works of mercy. In this second week, we're looking at feed the hungry, with a list of stories below that highlight this work.
Eco Catholic: There are countless musical prophets on our planet who are changing hearts and minds one song, one chant at a time.
Two days before Pope Francis' main event in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the Diocese of El Paso was coordinating the final touches to its own two main papal events.
Preview: As a volunteer, I got schooled and I was hooked.
"Where is merciful God, where is He?' someone behind me was asking."
Elie Wiesel heard these words as he and other Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz watched the SS hang two men and a boy. The grown men died quickly, but "the child, too light, was still breathing." The boy lingered, "writhing before our eyes," for more than a half hour.
Young Voices: What I want this Lent is to be able to think clearly, act decisively, and spend more time aligning my heart to God's heart.
A Jesuit-inspired middle school in a poor, violent neighborhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was accused of cultural genocide and compared to the infamous residential schools that devastated native communities across Canada.
For the first time in 450 years the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace echoed to the sound of Roman Catholic prayers and music. Cardinal Vincent Nichols led vespers.
What’s ecological about Lent? Ecological, to me, is the great hope that culture is permanent and that nature will evolve and endure.
Sometimes we call this hope permaculture -- and call ourselves perma-culturists. We imagine a whole even though everything feels partial. We imagine interconnections even though we feel apart or set apart or disconnected. Isn’t it funny that people used to call a new hairdo for a woman a “permanent”?