Faith and Justice: The early Christians saw in Jesus the fulfillment of the hopes and promises of Isaiah. What they gradually realized was that they are now the body of Christ in the world.
Young Voices: I am following the points of deep desolation and of true consolation as I line up how I have paid attention to how the spirit has shown up in my life.
Tomorrow, Martin Scorsese's movie “Silence” opens at select theaters.
The Christian story begins with really good news: God has decided to accompany us in history. That’s more than enough reason to rejoice.
2016 in review: The 2016 election — with its polarizing campaign and surprising result — produced not only an unexpected president. It also gave us several of the year’s biggest religion news stories.
Spiritual Reflections: There's a real danger to sung prayer in the Advent season. Beautiful music can lead us to sing petitions that we might not let so easily pass our lips if we had considered the implications.
Soul Seeing: How do you grandmother in a world of social media, occasional yearly visits from kids, divorced couples, unchurched youth and diverse family life?
We tend to think that the trial of Jesus happened only at the end of his life, before the rulers of the people, Pilate and Herod. In reality, Jesus was on trial for the entirety of his earthly mission. Every time he did or said something, it raised implicit questions, like, "Who does he think he is?" and "Is this the one to come?" Response to those questions depended on two basic sources for discernment: the religious tradition of Israel and the openness of each individual to accept or reject the challenge of Jesus' person and message.
Preview: Here is a small selection of spirituality resources available to young adults and the young-at-heart who are looking to expand their spiritual life.
The Peace Pulpit: If we really want to share in transforming our world, it will mean changing our lives, beginning to act in the way of peace, forgiveness and love.