Soul Seeing: I'm back from Beirut, where I presented a workshop on resilience to the Blue Marists, a group of laywomen, laymen and brothers serving refugees in war-ravaged Aleppo, Syria.
Editorial: Midway through the synod, our bishops have stumbled upon a key experience of being in and raising a family: uncertainty.
Preview: "Who writes a biography about a nun? Can you think of anything duller?" asked Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, at an event marking the publication of her new biography.
Young Voices: We Catholics like visible signs that point to bigger realities. And for my money, there’s no better tangible sign of hope than Cubs fans at Wrigley Field.
Book Review: Persons of African descent have been denied a home since this nation's earliest beginnings.
Archbishop John Myers has given his priests strict guidelines on refusing Communion to Catholics who support gay marriage or whose own marriage is invalid in the eyes of the church.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Sr. Kay Crumlish, the executive director of Mercy Home, a residence program for adults living with intellectual challenges, recalls vacations with Mercy Home's residents.
The rally on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March addressed a range of grievances connected to justice, including calls to stop deportation and reduce mass incarceration.
Have you ever felt that the challenges of being an authentic disciple are just too great? Have you ever been overwhelmed by Jesus' teachings? Love your enemies; pray for your persecutors. Offer no resistance to injury. When a person strikes you on the right cheek, turn and offer him the other. In giving alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Do not lay up for yourselves an earthly treasure. Store up treasure in heaven. Forgive without limit. Do not turn away the borrower. Sell what you have and give to the poor. Judge not, lest you be judged.
Opinion: I like to put my money where my values are (I don't shop at Wal-Mart). This commitment is doubly important when it comes to charitable giving.