At The Intersection: At a time when my spirit needed to be refreshed, I ended up at an incredibly irreverent musical, and I found meaning in the irreverent.
As Advent wends its way to its annual goal, the unique spirituality of this holy season is reflected in the songs, hymns and sacred texts that inspire and accompany our journey.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Janet Gildea, SC, a Global Sisters Report contributor, began chemotherapy for recurrent ovarian cancer this past October, and will be sharing her experience with GSR.
The Rev. B. Herbert Martin told interfaith leaders gathered at Holy Name Cathedral Dec. 8, "I believe we can heal the heart of the city of Chicago."
Almost 1,500 years after St. Augustine of Canterbury founded England’s first Christian church in 597 A.D., the British people have been told they’re no longer living in a Christian country.
Young Voices: I don't want to let Pope Francis down for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. But first, I have some questions. Like, what is mercy, exactly?
Viewpoint: During the Year of Mercy, Catholics can become better acquainted with God's mercy by deliberately encountering Islam, another religion that takes God's mercy as its central focus.
Wherever construction or demolition is taking place, there is often a crowd of onlookers whose curiosity has drawn them to the site. They look on, usually silently, as gigantic machines haul debris away while other heavy equipment carries all the supplies that will eventually become a new edifice. They look on as roads are paved and lines are drawn to ensure the safety of future travelers. They look on as bumps are smoothed and sharp curves are rendered less dangerous.
Faith and Justice: Advent, my favorite time in the liturgical year, looks to the future. Because Advent is about the future, it is also about hope.
Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the church celebrates plenty of major feasts with customs, traditions and even special foods during the month of December.