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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...

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 reflection on Jesus, Lazarus and friendship

“Today you will go into the Tomb of Lazarus,” said the America Media pilgrim leader to the 106 faithful. “Think about one thing in...

The first Gentile to be converted to Christianity

People of the Book – Cornelius It is widely recognized that the spread of the Gospel is universal in scope, razing the...

Saint Joseph the righteous is the model for every man

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary. This feast dates from the eighth century AD. On this feast we...

The contributions of Cardinal John Henry Newman

While in England for some meetings with various diocesan representatives and the fabulous ecumenical Centre for Theology and Community in East London, our wonderful...

A good time to reflect on Saint Francis of Assisi

Advent is a time for preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas, the birth of the God-Man Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection...

The patron of bankers, economists and stock brokers

People of the Book: St. Matthew One of my favorite pieces of Renaissance art is Caravaggio’s “Call of St. Matthew” in San...

Facing today’s exhilarating winds with wonder and hope

The Russian Czarina Catherine the Great once famously said “A great wind is blowing — and that gives you either imagination or a headache.”...

John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement

First in a series of occasional articles about Cardinal John Henry Newman Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martin of the Vatican’s Congregation for the...
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