Take and Read: St. Augustine's churning, restless ponderings swept me through the narrative, but my truest point of encounter was yet to come.
We might think of Pentecost Sunday as something like the church's Fourth of July celebration. It's not just the attention-getting sound, the pyrotechnics and the excitement, but the here-comes-everybody reunion of a multinational crowd of folks who all heard a message and allowed themselves to get caught up in its power.
NCR Today: Gabriella, a young Muslim woman, is the new character -- and new adviser -- in "Francis, the comic strip."
A small c catholic: Catholic writers have focused on the question of why suffering exists in the world if God is good and loving.
The United Methodist Church General Conference convenes once every four years to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination. They'll consider 1,043 proposals in their legislation system.
Archaeologists are working to authenticate physical proof of the first Catholic liturgy in Arkansas 475 years ago near the St. Francis River, about 40 miles from the Mississippi River.
Followers of a devotion centered on Our Lady of the Rosary are able to attend a public Mass, but the bishop warned their practices are still unrecognized by the church.
Making a Difference: I recently held in my arms my first grandbaby and I marveled at the goodness and awesomeness of our Creator.
Eco Catholic: The observation came in Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran''s message for the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh.
Stephen is remembered and celebrated by the church as its proto-martyr. Like him, Thomas More (1478-1535) was canonized a saint for his courage to speak out and resist the powers of his day. For Stephen, it was the Jewish authorities; for More, it was King Henry VIII, whose oath of supremacy More refused to sign.