Parish Diary: In a shrinking world, as religions and cultures interact and sometimes react, priests can be instruments of peace beyond their church walls.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
A small c catholic: Catholic writers have focused on the question of why suffering exists in the world if God is good and loving.
NCR Today: Guests enjoyed desserts from 80 different chefs at a charitable function to help the hungry.
Eco Catholic: At least 350 people died in the wake of Sunday's massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the South American nation.
Editorial: The 70th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki provides a fleeting opportunity to consider the impact of a nuclear exchange.
The Japanese bishops asked that even if Francis did not outright condemn nuclear power, he say it has "very serious problems that threaten life."
Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead," at least one other prominent, mainstream director is also turning -- or returning -- to religion.
Martin Scorsese, whose 1988 film "The Last Temptation of Christ" ignited national controversy, is negotiating with Paramount Studios to distribute a new movie about Jesuit missionaries, according to the show business newspaper Variety.
Reflection: One bomb did more damage in a matter of minutes to Japanese Christianity than had 400 years of intense persecution by the rulers of Japan.
Religion is less a code of doctrines and teachings than a sensitivity to the "dimensions of transcendence" that underlie the human experience, the head of the Jesuit order said.