Young Voices: What I want this Lent is to be able to think clearly, act decisively, and spend more time aligning my heart to God's heart.
A Jesuit-inspired middle school in a poor, violent neighborhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was accused of cultural genocide and compared to the infamous residential schools that devastated native communities across Canada.
For the first time in 450 years the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace echoed to the sound of Roman Catholic prayers and music. Cardinal Vincent Nichols led vespers.
What’s ecological about Lent? Ecological, to me, is the great hope that culture is permanent and that nature will evolve and endure.
Sometimes we call this hope permaculture -- and call ourselves perma-culturists. We imagine a whole even though everything feels partial. We imagine interconnections even though we feel apart or set apart or disconnected. Isn’t it funny that people used to call a new hairdo for a woman a “permanent”?
NCR Today: NCR is observing Lent with the launch of a brand-new Instagram account.
At an often-emotional press conference to announce they had reached a confidential agreement to part ways, Wheaton College’s president, Phillip Ryken, and Larycia Hawkins expressed gratitude for their time together.
GSR Column Preview: I must confess that often the yearly ritual of receiving ashes on my forehead at the beginning of Lent has become dangerously routine.
To my small mind during my formative years, Ash Wednesday was a day filled with equal parts mysticism, theater and a little horror thrown in for good measure.
Indian convert to Christianity Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929), who began life as a Sikh, traveled internationally to preach the good news before he disappeared (and presumably died) while on one of his many journeys to Tibet. Everywhere he went, he encouraged those he met to discern God's call and work tirelessly to serve all God's people.
GSR Preview: While in the throes of post-chemo side-effects I must admit that there are moments I'd like to leave the theater before the show is over.