The community, and work, of Sant’Egidio

When Pope Francis travelled to Assisi recently to mark the 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s historic day of prayer there (one which...

Libertarianism has reached drastic excess

Liber, libera, liberum are the three genders of the Latin adjective for free, as in unencumbered, unrestricted. From them come “liberal” and “libertarian.” Oddly...

A Lasallian educator on a Camden campus

I am a Lasallian educator. I’ve known the first part of that phrase for several years now, but the second for a much shorter...

A French Catholic and his mission to the blind

The church’s historical commitment to the humanities, philosophy, art, medicine and literacy (at least among ecclesiastical leaders) is well-known, especially after the Carolingian monastic...

Government regulation and conscience

You remember how for decades the tobacco mega-industry ran rough-shod over the medical profession, government health offices, cancer sufferers and anyone else who objected....

The Founding Fathers’ belief in a Creator

Commemorating the founding of our nation during the month of July gives rise to the opportunity to reflect upon the Declaration of Independence. This...

A time to remember the faithful departed

Not so long ago, we observed a Year of Mercy. During that year the corporal and spiritual works of mercy were to be reflected...

Self-discipline to win the imperishable crown

The start of the Winter Olympics, as well as the recent Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls to mind the words of...

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...

Mantener a Dios presente en el Día de Acción de Gracias

“Mantener a Cristo en la Navidad” es un lema muy necesario que nos recuerda que el 25 de diciembre se trata de Cristo. En...
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