Helping to combat a deadly disease

By Father Joseph D. Wallace The Christian response to Ebola has been swift and effective. Programs have been initiated by various Christian agencies in West...

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

By Michael M. Canaris I have some good friends and colleagues involved with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, as well as that...

The Matthew 25 Project: Put your faith into action

By Mike Jordan Laskey In a powerful YouTube video produced by a New York City-based homeless shelter called the Rescue Mission, five individuals are interviewed...

Heart of a pastor, mind of a businessman

By Kevin Moran As word spread of Msgr. Robert T. McDermott’s retirement, parishioners, friends and community members began to reflect on the impact that Father...

Profitable industries, complacence with the status quo

Recently I suggested that the main reason for the virulent hostility we see toward both undocumented immigrants and to universal medical insurance is raw...

Understanding Pope Francis – ‘Go out,’ spread the Word of love...

By Michael M. Canaris I’ve been following Pope Francis’ schedule and speeches quite carefully lately, and this week I read something which seemed to serve...

Remembering a friend at Yom Kippur

By Father Joseph D. Wallace As I was working on my column on the High Holy Days for the Jewish community I heard the sad news that...

The Ten Commandments and the Naturalization test

By Father Joachim Ifezuo Oforchukwu C.S.Sp. You shall have no other gods before me (Ex 20: 2 -5). You shall worship the Lord and Him only...

What’s behind hostility toward immigrants?

By Father Robert J. Gregorio I’d like to speculate on why we hear so much hostility these days toward illegal immigrants. The same reason might...

All eyes are now on the new Chicago archbishop

By Michael M. Canaris Because of his age and the demographics of the American episcopate, Blase Cupich’s appointment as the new archbishop of Chicago will...
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