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Columns That All May Be One

Condemning use of the death penalty

I was heartened to read that the Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, joined other international organizations in Geneva last week in condemning the use

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

A transcontinental and spiritual journey

More consecrated persons are needed in the Catholic Church today. I am happy to be one of them. Each one of us has a unique calling inscribed in our DNA

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LaSalle theologian to give Romero Lecture March 20

An innovative theologian and dynamic teacher, Dr. Maureen H. O’Connell, Chair of the Department of Religion at LaSalle University, will deliver the 15th annual Romero Lecture at Rutgers-Camden on Friday,

Columns On Behalf of Justice

An idea that should appeal to everyone, but doesn’t

Shrinking one’s carbon footprint should appeal to everybody: using fewer carbon products like petroleum or natural gas or coal. Anyone without a degree in environmental science, or anyone without lung

Columns That All May Be One

Coptic martyrs’ testament to their faith

I think we were all appalled and shocked by the recent murder of some 21 Egyptian Copts killed on the shores of Libya recently. The image went worldwide in a

As I See It Columns

Reflections on ‘San Valentino’ and love

On Valentine’s Day, I went with a few friends to light a candle in front of the relic of San Valentino in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, which

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

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

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Fasting for Lent and the FaithFULL Food Drive

For as long as I can remember, my mom has given up sweets for both Lent and Advent. As a kid, this struck me as bizarre, but I never asked

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Our changing church, from organs to medicine

It is not God but we who fear change. Psychologists have found that even teens, who see themselves as cutting edge, forging into the future unafraid, dislike change, and for

Columns Growing in Faith

Féile Bride, the ‘Festival of Brigid’

My stepfather is from Armagh, one of the southernmost counties in Northern Ireland on the border with the Republic, and so I spent a few days there this week in