Soul Seeing: I read something so powerful the other day that I can't get it out of my mind.
During my 67 years' worth of life lessons, I've been told more than once that three is not a good number for relationships. Don't date in threes, don't live in threes, and don't jointly own anything in threes. One person always gets left out; another tries to take over. Then there is the person in the middle. Threes are a disaster when it comes to relationships.
Global Sisters Report: I was bitten by the vocation bug. But I was afraid to approach my parents.
The Peace Pulpit: It's appropriate that as we celebrate Pentecost, we do it with the background of the life and martyrdom of Oscar Romero.
My Table is Spread: What we have in common are names and stories and hopes, but first we have to come together.
Essay: What could the U.S. church look like in 50 years? One writer takes a guess.
Years ago, I had the privilege of living among the Aymara people of Peru. Born in territory conquered by the Incas and again centuries later by the Spaniards, this stubbornly rooted people have maintained their own language and culture in spite of all attempts to impose a uniform culture and way of speaking on them. I have always admired them for their centuries-long fidelity to the truth of who they are.
The Peace Pulpit: As we celebrate the Feast of Ascension, let us remember that the same Jesus the disciples knew -- fully human -- is also Son of God in power.
If the influential Catholic writer Thomas Merton were alive today, he would likely have strong words about police brutality and racial profiling.
Back in 1963, Merton called the civil rights movement "the most providential hour, the kairos not merely of the Negro, but of the white man."
His words echoed Saturday among black pastors at a conference, titled "Sacred Journeys and the Legacy of Thomas Merton," hosted by Louisville's Center for Interfaith Relations. The event marked the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth.
Soul Seeing: It wasn't until I was 50 and was frank with a couple of contemporaries that I learned I had been a normal Catholic boy.