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...

Dialogue on the challenges of Christian unity

The Synod on the Family continues in and Rome includes quite a good representation from the major Orthodox and Protestant Christian communities worldwide. They...

Pope Francis discusses possibility of women deacons

Pope Francis either intentionally or inadvertently opened up a very interesting discussion on the topic of the possibility of women deacons during a question...

Fulfilled prophecies, not ‘magical coincidences’

Because of a quirk in our schedule here in Rome, we happened to be in the Vatican City State on June 20, where...

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...

Pharisees are alive and well, living among us

Isn’t it odd that the people with whom Jesus had the most consistent trouble were the Pharisees? It was not the publicans, Jews who...

Bishop Sullivan speaks at Temple Emanuel Synagogue

Last month the Church both locally and internationally marked the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council Declaration, Nostra Aetate (In our Time),...

Synod of Bishops: The church in the Amazon region

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region has begun in Rome with some 260 participants, mostly bishops, but including 35 women, with the...

‘The mission of the church, the vision of its unity’

Last column I shared with you that the Roman Catholic Church officially responded to the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) document “The Church: Towards...

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...
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