Growing in Faith

Theologians look at politics, conscience and the common good

The 2018 Catholic Theological Society of America convention in Indianapolis will likely be remembered by future theologians for two powerful moments. Celica Gonzalez-Andrieu’s plenary...

Pope Francis documentary deserves a larger audience

Many years ago a philosophy professor assigned my class to watch Wim Wenders’ “Der Himmel über Berlin” (called in English “Wings of Desire”) which...

Leaders engage causes: What about Fatherlessness?

Quick, think of a few companies you admire. If you are in business, include your own. Now, what social, civic or charitable causes do...

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 pope’s choices for new cardinals

On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis announced 14 new cardinals are to be created on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, in...

The profound symbolism of an outdated belief

When I am in New Jersey, I often attend Mass at the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. High above...

The first and most perfect disciple

Pope Francis recently established that a new universal feast dedicated to Mary as the Mother of the Church be celebrated on the Monday after...

A time to honor our mothers and fathers

During the months of May and June, we take time to pay honor to our mothers and fathers.  Some will jokingly say that Mother’s...

The sad connection between suicide and adults with autism

That moment when your wonderful little boy lays his head, heavy with sorrow that is not his to carry, on your shoulder and breathes...

Experiencing Durham Cathedral and ‘the Hidden Gem’

Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies recently inaugurated an exciting program in partnership with the Northern English dioceses of Liverpool, Leeds, Hallam, Salford,...
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