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Interfaith family meeting, ‘Humanum Colloquium’

Two significant interfaith gatherings took place these past few weeks involving Pope Francis. A rather interesting three day interreligious meeting took place at the Vatican. The “Humanum Colloquium,” organized by

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Pope Francis’ vision of and role in the church

I was invited to speak at the annual American Academy of Religion conference this week in San Diego. And while Europe-to-West Coast travel is exponentially worse than to the East

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Social justice and the New Evangelization

When I was invited to speak at a parish recently, I shared a story that my predecessor in Life & Justice Ministries, the late Larry DiPaul, loved to tell. At

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‘Poverty is an unnatural condition’

A few years ago a laicized priest friend, the late Joe McGarrity, and I and some others incorporated a non-profit called Windmills for Mozambique. Joe had served in the diocese’s

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GFN2020, producing real change in the world

By Michael M. Canaris The Global Freedom Network is an inter-faith organization working with the Vatican to eradicate modern slavery, human trafficking, and personal or commercial exploitation of those without

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The beatification of Pope Paul VI

By Father Joseph D. Wallace Ecumenists throughout the world hailed the recent beatification of Blessed Pope Paul VI on Sunday Oct. 19. The beatification took place at the closing Mass

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Welcoming strangers and the power of stories

By Mike Jordan Laskey Three people who moved to South Jersey from other countries shared their stories at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Collingswood a few weeks ago, and

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Am I accepting of my old age, illness and death?

By Monsignor Thomas J. Morgan There is a legend that the historical Buddha was born a prince in a small kingdom. All during his early years, he was sequestered in beautiful

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The privileges and experiences of living in Rome

By Michael M. Canaris My neighborhood (or rione) in Rome is named Celio, and sits on a hill overlooking both the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. And since my paternal

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Taking the pope seriously on economics

Will Pope Francis’s rejection of trickle-down economics challenge voters on election day? When he chided this failed fantasy of wealthy moguls rationalizing their stranglehold, avowed capitalists like Rush Limbaugh had