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...

Taking the pope seriously on economics

Will Pope Francis’s rejection of trickle-down economics challenge voters on election day? When he chided this failed fantasy of wealthy moguls rationalizing their stranglehold,...

A priestly ministry that began 100 years ago

By Father James L. Bartoloma All Saints’ Day this year is the anniversary of something that Catholics in the Diocese of Camden should be aware...

Understanding Pope Francis – Method, structure and content of the synod

By Michael M. Canaris On Oct. 13, I attended a colloquium organized by Professor Donna Orsuto of the Pontifical Gregorian University entitled “Marriage and the...

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...
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