A small c catholic: We're now far enough past the depths of the 2008 economic collapse to begin to examine why moral failures caused it.
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A small c catholic: Barring some major technological breakthrough, consciousness-raising will not be enough to prevent ecological calamities.
A small c catholic: I wish I could report to you that Merton's piercing insights have become outdated and even irrelevant because we have rid the world of violence.
A small c catholic: Back in the 1980s, I did an oral history project with my father. I can't tell you how glad I am now to have Dad's spiritual will.
A small c catholic: Marriage is changing, and the Episcopal Church, unlike many other branches of Christianity, is thinking deeply about how to respond.
A small c catholic: If religion loses its capacity for wonder and is instead stuck with nothing but creedal formulations, it is a serious detriment to civilization.
A small c catholic: A recent experience of reading the Book of Judith convinces me that Catholics and Protestants alike might do well to learn of and from these writings.
A small c catholic: For some decades now, we Protestants have been doing a stupid, destructive thing: We don't always have the body present at a funeral.
A small c catholic: Capital punishment is a barbarous approach to criminal justice that contemptuously rejects the most important teachings of the world's great religions.
A small c catholic: When I recently read Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese's NCR piece about firing bishops, my memory took me back to the mid-1980s.