The significance of the empty tomb

“So, tell me the significance of the empty tomb?” This question was asked of a student of theology by a professor of Christology. The tomb...

The monk who became the ‘father of genetics’

This is the first piece in a series exploring Catholicism and science. We know well the church’s stance that reason (ratio) can never be ultimately...

A reflection on Jesus, Lazarus and friendship

“Today you will go into the Tomb of Lazarus,” said the America Media pilgrim leader to the 106 faithful. “Think about one thing in...

Pope Francis and his selection of bishops

Given a series of factors including the sexual abuse crisis and the ongoing importance of the see in American (and thus global) political life,...

Pope visits Saint Teresa memorial in Macedonia

Pope Francis recently made a pastoral visit to Bulgaria and North Macedonia. It was the first papal visit to the newly named North Macedonia...

Tales of poverty, faith and bloodshed

In December of 2016, Pope Francis promulgated a statement confirming that Father Stanley Francis Rother had been killed “in hatred of the faith” (“in...

The plight of the Chaldean Catholic Church

Pope Francis recently met with representatives from the Chaldean Church encouraging them to be vehicles to peace and unity in their region. Addressing the...

The priest who was the father of the Big Bang Theory

How can a reasonable and educated Catholic square the Adam and Eve account(s) in Genesis with the cosmological discoveries of the scientific age? Are...

Elie Wiesel, advocate for human rights

It is with sadness that I heard of the death of Elie Wiesel on July 2 at the age of 87. I had the...

Ecumenical outreach by Pope Francis in Romania

The contemporary ecumenical movement has its roots in the 1910 World Mission Conference which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. More than a century later,...
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