Soul Seeing: When my 8-year-old grandson called, I expected a report of his Little League baseball game. This time, he asked me why I left the priesthood.
Just how free do you really want to be? The political world is talking plenty about our freedoms these days, but what is it that we so desire or fear losing?
In a sentence that no writing teacher should accept, Paul said, "For freedom, Christ set us free." We must forgive his lack of eloquence -- it results from his vehemence. Paul was adamant about freedom.
NCR Today: The present moment is what I have and it is filled with joy if only I pay attention.
Several U.S. bishops and archbishops have made statements expressing condolences to survivors and family members of victims of the June 12 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
Roger Schroeder, a Divine Word seminarian, fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a missionary in Papua New Guinea in 1975. He was one of few Catholic missionaries at the time.
The Harvard professor who caused a stir in 2012 when her findings about a papyrus fragment that fueled speculation that Jesus was married, has conceded it is most likely fake.
By 8:50 a.m. on that first Saturday morning of the spring series of classes on "Introducing the Qur'an to Christians," the line to sign in was over a dozen deep.
On Aug. 7, 2012, the Wisconsin community of Oak Creek nearly skipped the annual National Night Out program. Days before six were killed at the Sikh Temple.
Sometimes I envy St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose road to heaven came to a conclusion after only 24 years, nine of which she spent as a Carmelite nun. Others who shared that type of blessing include St. Agnes, who was martyred at the age of 13, and Aloysius Gonzaga, the Jesuit student who died at 23 on the very day he predicted he would.
Since the Orlando shooting on June 12, Catholic Charities of Central Florida has been working in the background to help victims, survivors and family members in whatever way possible.