Looking to the future from a Christian perspective

There are people called “futurists,” people who look at the present and attempt to predict the future. While it might sound a bit...

An influential, if not well known, scholar

This week marked the passing and then subsequent funeral of William Joseph Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco, and one of the highest...

Human fraternity and interfaith outreach

Like many of you, I attended a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, one here on the island of Wildwood. I actually attended three such remembrances, which...

Three popes and many other changes

Bishop Sullivan’s episcopal motto, “In the Breaking of the Bread” is an allusion to Luke 24:35, where the evangelist describes the disciples recounting to...

The ‘honorary’ elevation to rank of cardinal

Last week Pope Francis announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals that will take place in Rome on Oct. 5. He...

Disaster and the challenge of solidarity

While the universal shepherd Pope Francis made a significant and much-needed trip to tend to his flock on the island of Madagascar this week,...

The presence of Pope Francis in Mozambique

When the pope last week surprisingly announced that he planned to nominate 13 new cardinals months ahead of an anticipated consistory, three names on...

Religious reaction to recent mass shootings

While the nation is still reeling from the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed over 30 people and...

The Spanish element in the history of our country

Numerous cities throughout the United States offer a counterbalancing narrative to a historically dubious account of exclusive Anglophone expansion into the New World. Places...

No justification for the legality of assault rifles

Can you tolerate another essay about guns? By the time this reaches print there may well be even more public massacres, or maybe...
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