Dutch theologian and Scripture scholar Henri Nouwen first encountered Rembrandt van Rijn's "The Return of the Prodigal Son" on a poster on the door of an office at the L'Arche community in France. That encounter prompted Nouwen to go to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in order to see the original.
Global Sisters Report Preview: The week, which begins Tuesday, honors women religious while encouraging young women to consider a vocation for themselves.
A Louisiana judge has ruled that a state law requiring clergy to report child abuse or other crimes learned in the confessional is unconstitutional because it infringes on religious liberty.
THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS: ESSAYS
By Marilynne Robinson
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 304 pages, $26
What is humankind? What is God? What's the relationship between the two? These are difficult questions, and as Marilynne Robinson's The Givenness of Things sees it, there are no easy answers to them.
Simon Newman, president of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, resigned from his post Feb. 29. The the dean of the business school will become acting president.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Donnelly and her family have a vivid sense of intercessors who have gone before them. "We call on them for help and refer to them regularly."
The Black Lives Matter movement in St. Paul, Minn., has threatened to shut down the national Red Bull Crashed Ice tour event, which starts at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
On the campus of Michigan State University, members of a Lutheran church and a mosque have forged a strong bond based on education, respect and a shared property line.
A Reform Jewish congregation, the American Muslim Institute and a United Church of Christ congregation have found common ground on a shared campus in Omaha, Neb.
When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.
A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."
Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.