A small c catholic: Just a few weeks after the annual Indianapolis 500 race, I am standing in the middle of the track at the finish line.
On the April 11, 2009, episode of "Britain's Got Talent," a middle-aged woman made her way to the stage and said she wanted to sing like one of Britain's most acclaimed stars of musical theater, Elaine Paige. At that, the judges for the contest barely concealed their amusement, and after a few minutes, the audience was whispering their doubts and criticisms. How could this frumpy and unattractive woman set herself forward like this? When asked why she'd waited so long to make her debut, Susan Boyle said she hadn't had the chance before.
Women Today: All over the world, people are celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth on March 28, 1515.
Simply Spirit: Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church witnessed that love is stronger than death, that God's love is greater than human hatred.
Global Sisters Report: Although we have known about an impending climate crisis for some time, we have done little to change our course of direction.
Soul Seeing: I eat a sloppy joe in the community kitchen with my classmate Morrie, bishop of Paris, Kan., then follow him around as he talks with guests.
Mark sets a nearly breathless stage for this Gospel incident. Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoniac, caused a pig-herd tragedy, and finally returned to Jewish territory from across the sea (Mark 4:35-5:21).
My Table is Spread: Shortly after I turned in my last column about my daughter's work to reduce violence, she faced violence at home.
The Peace Pulpit: Let the love of God impel us to reach out to others in love even in the most terrible circumstances of hate and violence.
Young Voices: Young people are demanding change. I hear them each day. They demand our commitment and our ability to see and recognize the truth.