Holy Hours Begin for Missionary Disciples

Up arose the powerful chorus of voices singing "O Salutaris Hostia" and it could make you weep....

Religious voices and opinions vary on immigration

Like many of the other religious voices here in the U.S., our Catholic bishops have affirmed their support for migrants and refugees. Yet like...

Absecon parish a sign of good things to come

Can you place yourself in the Scripture passage of Ascension Thursday? Standing on the windy mountaintop with Jesus. You know he died and rose...

Tales of poverty, faith and bloodshed

In December of 2016, Pope Francis promulgated a statement confirming that Father Stanley Francis Rother had been killed “in hatred of the faith” (“in...

The canonization of British theologian John Henry Newman

Though it is often tempting to import political categories of “progressive” and “conservative” or “left” and “right” into ecclesial life, the communion of collective...

Lifting the huge and sinful burden of racism

In an age of individual rights and privileges, institutions are suspect. In fact, they are blamed for being stodgy stumbling blocks for individuals seeking...

The need to forgive others, even other drivers

Recently, as my wife and I were driving through center city Camden during rush hour, I spotted in the rearview mirror a white...

A diverse group prepares for a mission to Jamaica

We’re gathered in a room, and I look at the faces of my companions. Tony is 70 but he talks rapidly and with...

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...

Pope addresses gathering at theology summit

Pope Francis recently delivered an address that is unleashing a new freedom in the Church’s dialogue with Jews and Muslims. While on a visit...
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