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Looking forward to Pope Francis’ encyclical

Has there ever been as much anticipation for a papal pronouncement as there is now for the encyclical of Pope Francis? It is partly due to the popularity of the

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Solar power and moral leadership

A letter writer to the Inquirer recently spoke against solar power for clean and unlimited electricity for autos. He said that would only move the pollution from where people live

Columns Growing in Faith

Rerum Novarum, the first papal social encyclical

Veronica Scarisbrick recently interviewed Dominican Father Alejandro Crosthwaite for Vatican Radio in a fascinating exchange about Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum. Crosthwaite is Professor of Catholic Social Thought

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

My religious life has made me incredibly rich

When I understood that God was calling me to be a sister, I was elated with joy and happiness. I fell in love with Christ and began to burn with

Columns That All May Be One

‘New life to the quest for Christian unity’

Some of you may remember a column I wrote last year about two historic events in the history of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) both locally and nationally.

As I See It Columns

The local African-American-Caribbean Catholic Community

One of the challenges that migrants face as they go far away from their native land is how to find a place where they can worship and express themselves. Although

Columns Understanding Pope Francis

A ‘call to a social change of heart’

This week Caritas Internationalis, the church’s confederation of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations, will be holding their General Assembly here at the Vatican. It will include elections and

A Pastoral Message Columns

The pastoral care of the family and the synod

Most marriage unions start out on a positive note. They start out on a happy note. They start out on an upbeat note. They start out on a euphoric note.

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

The 4-year-old asked, ‘Aren’t we gonna say grace?’

Prayer outside of church had always been a quiet, solitary act to me. With the exception of mealtime in the home or kneeling bedside at night with my children, praying

Columns On Behalf of Justice

The rough edges of Gospel imperative

Investment counselors report difficulty in convincing clients to wait. Since so much of business is rigidly fixed on the present quarter and that only, the thought pattern carries over to