Is there anything significant enough to be called a Catholic peace movement in the United States?
Aug 2-15, 2013
Immediately after Paul’s oft-quoted 1 Corinthians 13 pericope on the importance of integrating love into every gift of the Spirit, he encourages his community, “Strive eagerly for the spiritual gifts, above all that you may prophesy” (14:1).
Today, the author of Hebrews sets the ambience for our worship, holding up Abraham, our father in faith, for our edification and emulation. In a mini-biography, the ancient writer reminds us of the salient moments of Abraham’s life, each one of which was made possible by faith. By faith Abraham obeyed, not knowing where he was to go; by faith he sojourned; by faith he received power; by faith he offered up Isaac. Abraham was able to be and to do all that God asked of him only because his entire life was driven and empowered by faith.
It's a good time to stand back and ask a few big-picture questions about Pope Francis' papacy and where it goes from here.
Opinion: The same-sex marriage debate is raging these days. Beneath the breakers runs a broad stream of little-known history that might bring calm.
We say: The rush for ideological purity in the Republican-controlled House has become so noxious it threatens the most basic safety net programs for our neediest citizens.
Divides still exist and we're still working to overcome them -- that was the message of 25 academics gathered in Berlin in June. And the divides are sometimes fundamental.
ACT OF CONGRESS: HOW AMERICA’S ESSENTIAL INSTITUTION WORKS, AND HOW IT DOESN’T
By Robert G. Kaiser
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95
The Benedictine priest who long headed one of the organizations that brought the ire of the Vatican down on U.S. women religious is stepping down.
Soul Seeing: In the months before my dad died, he gave his family an intensive course in soul seeing.