Simply Spirit: Every year around June, my thoughts turn to my dad, who died nine years ago on June 16 (Father's Day weekend) at age 87.
A program to inspire and equip young adult Catholic college students to engage in church leadership roles as they graduate has more than doubled the number of campuses it serves.
My father began searching for his lost family members more than 30 years ago, but like many who begin genealogy, he suddenly, and without mention, stopped.
Preview: Helping medical students incorporate conversation on faith with their calling to medicine is the aim of the Physician's Vocation Program of Loyola University Chicago.
Considering the level of respect with which widows are customarily treated in most contemporary cultures, it might be difficult for us to appreciate the difficult lot of widows in the ancient world. Ordinarily, in today's world, a widow is a woman whose husband has died; not having remarried, she is in possession of her husband's estate and inheritance. Even though she may continue to mourn her life partner, she is not legally defenseless, nor has she lost any degree of her social status.
Atheists, agnostics, humanists and other so-called religious nones are converging June 4 for the Reason Rally, which aims to be "the biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history."
Column: The Eucharist is not just for people who have faith all figured out.
Soul Seeing: To be brought to our knees by our sicknesses, our sin, is a great gift.
At the Intersection: The problem with peace is that too often in war, the idea of peace is, "My side wins." We have to be smarter than that.
During the months of upheaval following the killing of Michael Brown by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014, protesters described their standoff with the authorities by chanting, "This is what democracy looks like!" Clergy and religious leaders added, "This is what theology looks like," as they marched or held street-side sit-downs.