In her memoir, Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, Reba Riley, who has called herself a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity.
Azahy Ali Triana de la Peña began transitioning from man to woman in 2012. She feared how, or even if, she would be accepted in the Roman Catholic Church.
If you’re one of the nearly 1.5 million visitors expected in Philadelphia for the papal Mass Sept. 27 you may wonder about transportation during the event. Here are some answers.
Soul Seeing: "Thank you," I wrote to my dying dad in 1976. "Thank you for raising me on the farm."
"This saying is hard! Who can accept it?" That's the first-century public reaction to what Jesus was teaching in the Bread of Life discourse, but many women may well say the same of some of the ideas in the Letter to the Ephesians.
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."