"Lord, Teach us to pray." Did the disciple who made that request have any clue about the intimacy of asking someone how he prays? Our prayer exposes the heart of our relationship with God: who we think God is and how we stand in God's presence.
NCR Today: On Facebook a friend posted, "We just have to love harder." It takes my breath away. How do I love harder?
Preview: Will the idea of communal urns take hold in the United States?
Sometimes I think that the TV show "Blue Bloods" is the best PR the U.S. Catholic church could ask for. In the midst of crime and court drama we get the everyday life of the Reagan family, struggling to do what is right in a world that doesn't lean that way -- and they argue it all out at the dinner table after they say grace.
Preview: Some say commingling the ashes of the dead in a communal urn is spiritually the right way to care for human remains.
Soul Seeing: When I was a kid in the 1950s, all I wanted to be was center fielder for the Chicago Cubs.
Eco Catholic: Isaiah's vision of wolves and lambs lying together pairs well with the Genesis dominion debate.
It is one thing to know something; it is entirely another thing to act on that knowledge. Indeed, it is a great feat of will to go from knowing to doing. Why?
Preview: Last year, our son Nick -- who is 27 and has autism -- received his first holy Communion at St. Mary Church here in Anacortes, Wash.
For 20 years, the Tomorrow Project has taken a simple but effective strategy for addressing homelessness: beans. What originally started as the Women's Bean Project transformed to the Tomorrow Project.