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Columns That All May Be One

The historic Nostra Aetate Conference

Last month I had the privilege to attend the historic gathering at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington that brought together leaders and scholars from the Catholic, Jewish

As I See It Columns

Laudato Si’ and Romano Guardini

In 1986, after serving in a variety of capacities in the Jesuit province of Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio commenced doctoral studies in Germany. The focus of his research was the

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Report from the Theological Society convention

The Catholic Theological Society of America held their annual June convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Being invited to participate in this year’s meeting was fortuitous, as I have recently accepted a

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The House of Charity heats up

A violent storm knocked out the electricity in the area so people had to eat by candlelight, but the music at Sullivan’s Jazz Cafe was spirited, the food was spicy

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Catholic Star Herald printing schedule

The Catholic Star Herald will not be printed July 3. The next issue will be dated July 10.

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The Holy Father’s challenge to us

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has written an encyclical letter titled, Laudato Si’. I asked Michael Jordan Laskey, who directs our diocesan office of Life and Justice Ministries, to write

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Five Quotes from ‘Laudato Si’: Beauty Will Save the World

A lot has already been written about Laudato Si’: On Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis’ new encyclical on ecology. Most reactions have focused on the politics, the economics,

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Pilgrimage of Mercy

During the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, visit the shrines of the Holy Land. Tour includes roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia or Newark; eight nights accommodations at two first class hotels (Tiberias