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United in prayer for the ‘Season of Creation’

In light of the ongoing efforts of the various Christian churches throughout the world to celebrate and protect the greatest gift given to humanity, our planet Earth, Christians are called

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We are stewards, not landlords, of this earth

Sometimes when a decision confronts us, it’s expected that we as Christians would turn to the church for advice. Issues of human sexuality, or end of life care, or rapid

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Our lives are endless conversion experiences

Being an ecclesiologist these days is a difficult gig. Hours after the flurry of recent activity involving the American and universal church, I had to stand in front of a

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From vulnerability comes strength

This is the third and final in a series of columns by the author about his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his experience with depression. Every day is Christmas

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Pope Francis says the death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Recently Pope Francis made a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church which demands exactly such profound moral thinking. Part of the previous §2267 read: “Today, in fact, as

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The loss of a leading figure in interfaith dialogue

Last month I was saddened to hear of the death of one of the leading figures in the church in the ministry of interfaith dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of

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Take a pause, slow down and sit in the silence

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, recently authored a book entitled “The Power of Silence, Against the Dictatorship of

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The pope’s ‘inverted pyramid’ vision of the church

Many experts argue that Pope Francis’ homily on Oct. 17, 2015 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops is among his most programmatic discourses on

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Contemplating the image of Christ crucified

Only about 20 works by the Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald survive, the most famous being the Isenheim Altarpiece, with an agonizing crucifixion scene at the center of the nine-panel work.

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Pope Francis and the World Council of Churches

A significant “pilgrimage” took place on June 21 with Pope Francis attending the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland. This 70th anniversary of the