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Listen to the pope and protect the environment

Does anybody really know what time it is? Ask someone from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and they will tell you the doomsday clock is at three minutes to

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Our national flaws, exposed but ignored

Irving Berlin in 1918 wrote the second verse of “God Bless America,” asking God to “mend thine every flaw.” Believers have sung this quasi-anthem in church on patriotic feasts whether

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Scripture tells us we all are sinners

What do you see in common with these inspired texts from both testaments? — 1 Kings 8, 46f and 2 Chronicles 6, 36f: “When they sin against you (for there

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Islands don’t need insurance, but people do

Anglican divine and British poet John Donne said it 500 years ago: “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of

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Pray and work for human life and social justice

Catholics last November voted 52 percent for Donald Trump and 48 for Hillary Clinton. Contrary to the “fake news” that said Pope Francis endorsed the former because he claimed a

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Anger as a factor in the presidential election

Most of the post-election coverage we have seen began with how unexpected its result was. What happened to the vast polling industry, so sophisticated, so knowledgeable — and so unconnected

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Human dignity outweighs capital gains

It comes easier to a Christian than to an American, but what happens with Christian Americans? When we in the U.S. hear of the United Nations’ Bill of Rights, or

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‘An Interfaith Challenge for Climate Change Action’

The media recently reported that the Earth is hotter than it has been in the last 120,000 years. And no, this report is not the reactive gasp to the hottest

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More to the Bible than Sunday readings

When the fathers of the epochal Vatican Council, 1962-65 went to work on the liturgy, or church prayer, they arranged it that we would be exposed to more of the

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Have I ever mentioned this before?

Years ago Frank Sinatra sang a children’s song, not his usual venue. It featured a “silly old ram.” An optimist, he thought he’d punch a hole in a dam. No