In today's first reading and Gospel, the sacred authors give us a glimpse into the missiology God has used to bring about the redemption and salvation of sinful humankind. Deutero-Isaiah describes the missionary efforts of God's powerful and creative word, spoken into time and space to accomplish the end for which God sent it: to gather in all the peoples of the earth.
Preview: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's credentials were considerable. But for his revolutionary thinking, he found himself up against the Vatican.
"It can really feel like a very transformative moment, where they were able to step back and reflect on some of the deeper questions."
Celebration Publications: When I read that “The Dying Gaul” was on display at the National Gallery of Art, I decided I had to see this glimpse of a vanished people, these Gauls I had read about in graduate school, now lost in the mists of time.
Soul Seeing: Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales reminds us of our identity as pilgrims. We are all on a journey. And a motley crew we are.
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."
Spiritual Reflections: Manna had a strange effect on the wandering people. It fed them not just physically but socially and economically, too.
Column: Catholics of all ages, especially social-justice-minded ones, should remember that burying the dead is just as important as feeding the hungry.
Young Voices: It is not as though I am without topics that would be compelling enough to cover. But sometimes it's all right to say nothing.
Soul Seeing: In-between processes are less rational than imaginative, less internally focused than looking for clues outside the self.