Nicholas Black Elk’s gift of sweetgrass

Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk, like all saintly people, gives gifts. Among the most important is a life well-lived. He was many things:...

Pope Francis and his selection of bishops

Given a series of factors including the sexual abuse crisis and the ongoing importance of the see in American (and thus global) political life,...

Polarization, dialogue and power dynamics

Last week the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM) convened at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. This group of...

A man of God, a man of the church

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, an increasingly close collaborator with Pope Francis who has seen a meteoric rise to become his personal Vicar for Rome,...

A people of life, and a church of life

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up about 1:30 a.m. and could not sleep. Maybe I was upset over the news...

A people of life, and a church of life

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up about 1:30 a.m. and could not sleep. Maybe I was upset over the news...

‘Love is work,’ and a lifelong commitment

For many Christians, the central thrust of their life on earth will take place either in, or in direct contact with, married life. This...

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 ‘bridge’ program for young adults of limited means

Every August for the last 34 years, I have prepared to re-immerse myself in Catholic education for the coming academic year. For the first...

Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus is a Turk

On Sept. 21, 1897, the New York Sun ran an editorial responding to an inquiry from a young reader, who would eventually go on...
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