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The prophet Isaiah and the Suffering Servant

This series is intended to serve as an introduction to some of the figures in the history of monotheism who prepared the...

The 4-year-old, the Sharpie, and the expensive table

Old and new never become so nearly indistinguishable as they do when one parish calendar is slipped off its hook on the inside...

The depiction of Christ’s crucifixion in Salvador Dalí’s art

It may be surprising to some Christians that neither the crucifix, nor the transfixed beams of the Latin or Greek cross, were commonly used...

Unexpected Christmas guests: a great gift

There is a religious ceremony, somewhat ecumenical these days, called the Lighting of the Advent Wreath. The wreath is made of fir tree branches,...

Bread, prayer, work and all they imply

As I researched this series on Salvador Dalí, I tried to get my hands on as many books about his work and life...

Artistic interpretations of reality beyond the physical

Salvador Dalí’s most recognizable paintings are probably The Persistence of Memory and its quasi-sequel The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. It’s here that...

Inspiration for an artistic view of ‘The Ecumenical Council’

A detail from Diego Velázquez’s 1656 painting “Las Meninas.” In place of a signature on his own painting “The Ecumenical Council,”...

Christian faith in the resurrection of the dead

All Souls Day Mass — Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated Mass in the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum in Cherry Hill...

Pride fueled by hyper-tribalism is toxic

In modern usage the term “tribalism” usually refers to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are loyal to their social...

The bishops’ purpose in going to the Eternal City

Pope Francis meets with U.S. bishops from the New England States at the Vatican Nov. 7, 2019. The bishops were making...
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