I spent two weeks in the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé this month alongside thousands of other pilgrims. Taizé recently celebrated three anniversaries.
The Peace Pulpit: "Jesus is telling us that for all of us who share in this banquet, this Eucharist ... we begin to live eternal life now."
Young Voices: Here are just a few of the thoughts I had in the wake of a 58-mile hike in the Pacific Northwest.
Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitation addressed to the ignorant or a reserved place at the supper for the simple? Yet when Lady Wisdom sets the table in her mansion, she is very particular about her guest list -- she invites only the unpretentious.
The Peace Pulpit: "God is always loving us. God is love and somehow, we have to try to be like that -- be love."
DISTANT NEIGHBORS: THE SELECTED LETTERS OF WENDELL BERRY AND GARY SNYDER
Edited by Chad Wriglesworth
Published by Counterpoint, $16.95
Opinion: Once I began to refer to the Holy Spirit in the feminine in my sermons and in the creed, certain results followed — slowly at first, but inevitably.
As the United States gears up for the next presidential election in 2016, would-be contenders are already coming forward to announce their candidacies. As soon as each makes his or her intentions public, the race begins -- not the presidential race, but a parallel race bent on smearing the opposition by digging into their personal lives for every true or unsubstantiated detail that might cast doubt on their abilities, ethics, principles and values.
A small c catholic: The Protestant Work Ethic can turn us Protestants into mindless centers of activity that is neither redemptive nor productive of anything but more activity.
Opinion: When Sr. Theresa Kane welcomed Pope John Paul II in 1979, she asked for equality and ordination on behalf of Catholic women everywhere.