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Understanding Pope Francis – Method, structure and content of the synod

By Michael M. Canaris On Oct. 13, I attended a colloquium organized by Professor Donna Orsuto of the Pontifical Gregorian University entitled “Marriage and the Family Today: Pastoral Challenges and

Columns That All May Be One

Helping to combat a deadly disease

By Father Joseph D. Wallace The Christian response to Ebola has been swift and effective. Programs have been initiated by various Christian agencies in West Africa, the epicenter of the

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

By Michael M. Canaris I have some good friends and colleagues involved with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, as well as that of Promoting Christian Unity. I was

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

The Matthew 25 Project: Put your faith into action

By Mike Jordan Laskey In a powerful YouTube video produced by a New York City-based homeless shelter called the Rescue Mission, five individuals are interviewed about relatives who are important

As I See It Columns

Heart of a pastor, mind of a businessman

By Kevin Moran As word spread of Msgr. Robert T. McDermott’s retirement, parishioners, friends and community members began to reflect on the impact that Father Bob, as he is affectionately

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Profitable industries, complacence with the status quo

Recently I suggested that the main reason for the virulent hostility we see toward both undocumented immigrants and to universal medical insurance is raw greed. Two different concerns share a

Columns Growing in Faith

Understanding Pope Francis – ‘Go out,’ spread the Word of love to all

By Michael M. Canaris I’ve been following Pope Francis’ schedule and speeches quite carefully lately, and this week I read something which seemed to serve as an interpretive key in

Columns That All May Be One

Remembering a friend at Yom Kippur

By Father Joseph D. Wallace As I was working on my column on the High Holy Days for the Jewish community I heard the sad news that a man I have known

Columns Practical Theology

The Ten Commandments and the Naturalization test

By Father Joachim Ifezuo Oforchukwu C.S.Sp. You shall have no other gods before me (Ex 20: 2 -5). You shall worship the Lord and Him only shall you serve (Mt 4:

Columns On Behalf of Justice

What’s behind hostility toward immigrants?

By Father Robert J. Gregorio I’d like to speculate on why we hear so much hostility these days toward illegal immigrants. The same reason might explain why we find so