Spiritual Reflections: The Emmaus narrative is a clear reminder of the Christian reality that we are nourished by the Lord from two tables: the table of the word and the table of the Eucharist.
The Peace Pulpit: We try to be like those first disciples and see where there is a need, fulfill that need, bring God's goodness and God's love to every part of our world.
Young Voices: I recite the Hours in the now-empty classroom where moments ago I was tugging on jackets, separating quarrelers, hustling and cajoling 16 kindergartners out the door.
New Pew Research Center survey released April 26: American adults with higher levels of education do report lower levels of religious commitment by most measures, according to Pew's analysis, with the exception of Christians.
TED 2017: While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.
Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said.
In fact, "even crossing parts of the world (that are) wounded, where things are not going well, we are among those who, even there, continue to hope," he said at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square April 26.
The recently opened Snyder Sanctuary at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, is an architectural answer to facilitate spiritual search, to help people of all backgrounds find common ground and to inspire them.
Spiritual reflections: Jesus acted out exactly what he had told the disciples to do: demonstrating how to be forgiving and hold fast to one who could be lost.
The Peace Pulpit: Fix deeply in our minds and in our hearts today that Jesus has overcome suffering and death and violence and killing and all the terrible things that go on in our world through sin.
Book Review: I'm pretty wary of the word "obedience." So wary, in fact, that I almost declined to review Bradford Hinze's new theology of the church.