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A southern wind blowing through the church

This year I was blessed to celebrate the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord with my prometida (fiancé) in Spain. Though she has lived in the Balearic islands for

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Pope Francis and today’s technology

Theologian Vincent Miller has written a number of interesting articles and books about globalization and commodification in our contemporary world, touching often upon the role technology plays in them. He

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Europe’s relationship with the church, the human family

Pope Francis recently gave an important, if not widely discussed, speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In it, he laid out his vision and hope for Europe’s relationship with

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Understanding Pope Francis – ‘The instinct for the truth of the Gospel’

By Michael M. Canaris The International Theological Commission is a gathering of theologians personally chosen by the pope from around the world to advise him, the magisterium, and the entire

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Understanding Pope Francis – Pope to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu

The island nation of Sri Lanka, formerly called Ceylon, underwent a bitter civil war in the closing decades of the 20th century. The majority Sinhalese population, made up in large