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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...

Consider a fast from technology for Lent

Theologian Daniel Groody, CSC has reflected on strengthening our spiritual disciplines in various demonstrations of solidarity and renewal, some of which are particularly appropriate...

The pope’s ‘inverted pyramid’ vision of the church

Many experts argue that Pope Francis’ homily on Oct. 17, 2015 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops is...

Conversation on race relations is both tough and necessary

By James E. Andrews Despite the fact that we are now in 2015, I believe that there is still much more work to be done...

‘A few more steps on your walk to the buffet’

Along our collective journey toward sainthood, all too often we are met with speed bumps along the way. If you are anything like me,...

Gathering in Assisi of ‘pilgrims in search of peace’

Last week Pope Francis traveled to Assisi to meet and pray with leaders from the world’s religions to pray for peace. It’s hard to...

The privileges and experiences of living in Rome

By Michael M. Canaris My neighborhood (or rione) in Rome is named Celio, and sits on a hill overlooking both the Colosseum and the Circus...

‘Income stagnation’ and minimum wage

You know you’ve landed on a distant planet when they tell you labor unions are a “special interest” group. Time was when they were...

Suffering the anguish of horrific attacks

As many of my Muslim friends here in South Jersey are celebrating the month of Ramadan, the world and England in particular are suffering...

The church begins anew the liturgical year

The end of the year is upon us. Our calendars (for those who do not use an electronic one) are turning to the last...
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