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‘God is with those who seek peace’

Two weeks ago Pope Francis embarked upon a historic pastoral visit to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. It was the first...

A people of life, and a church of life

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up about 1:30 a.m. and could not sleep. Maybe I was upset over the news...

A people of life, and a church of life

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up about 1:30 a.m. and could not sleep. Maybe I was upset over the news...

‘Love is work,’ and a lifelong commitment

For many Christians, the central thrust of their life on earth will take place either in, or in direct contact with, married life. This...

A look at religious groups in the news

As director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs, I’m often asked about different religious groups who are prominent in news stories of the day. Two...

Ananias of Damascus, a saintly, unsung hero

Both the spirituality of Saint Ignatius Loyola and the ancient practice of lectio divina encourage Christians to savor the biblical narratives and ponder their...

A ‘bridge’ program for young adults of limited means

Every August for the last 34 years, I have prepared to re-immerse myself in Catholic education for the coming academic year. For the first...

The environment and racism are social justice issues

Football fans can congratulate the home turf, south Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, for winning exemplary certification for excellence toward the environment. Whether Cowboy or...

Living with faith but battling depression

The poet Dennis Hall describes attending a graveside service with a group of friends and his wife, who was at that time dying of...

Moving toward Christian unity and ecumenism

At this time of year most news agencies highlight their top 10 news stories of 2018. For the Roman Catholic Church, unfortunately, the year...
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