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.
Global Sisters Report Preview: The entrance of previously married women into religious communities raises the possibility of more than one sacred calling.
Yoga is not a threat to my faith. It's been an asset to it -- and it can be for many Catholics and other Christians.
Young Voices: There is a discrepancy between my job and my feelings about modern society and technology -- namely, occasional exhaustion from the noise and chaos of constant connection.
Jeff Kiehl explores the worlds of science, Jungian psychology and Buddhist philosophy in his book Facing Climate Change: An Integral Path to the Future.
During that period of church history when believers found the interim between Jesus' advents stretching into months, then years, then decades, they knew they had to deal with the facts. The apostolic eyewitnesses to Jesus were already dead, or soon would be. The movement was growing beyond Judah and Samaria unto the "ends of the earth." Heresies and false teachers threatened the unity of the community and the integrity of the deposit of the faith.
Eco Catholic: The Rev. Leah Schade’s book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit is full of new ideas about the environmental movement.
While Germany's politicians are debating whether Islam is compatible with democracy, five of its state universities are developing pioneering new Islamic theology faculties to try to ensure that it is.
My Table Is Spread: I have been wondering what ancient practices of the church might be a fresh way of bridging the divides between us.