In today's first reading and Gospel, the sacred authors give us a glimpse into the missiology God has used to bring about the redemption and salvation of sinful humankind. Deutero-Isaiah describes the missionary efforts of God's powerful and creative word, spoken into time and space to accomplish the end for which God sent it: to gather in all the peoples of the earth.
June 20-July 3, 2014
Book review: This fine translation of two of Cipriano Vagaggini's essays is Phyllis Zagano's latest of many important contributions to our understanding of the ordination of women.
Spiritual Reflections: In this weekend's first reading and Matthean Gospel, God and Jesus are represented as peaceable, meek and gentle.
Book review: The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI is a demonstration of what journalism accomplished in the 1970s.
"Onesmus" is not a household name, not even in Kenya, where Onesmus Muthoka, a Carmelite priest and formation director of the Kenyan Carmelites lives. But "Onesmus" means "useful," and this 45-year-old Carmelite hopes he fits the bill.
Column: In March, the Caribbean island of Grenada welcomed with open arms a nonprofit advocacy group that helps countries facing sovereign debt crises.
For the first time in its 52-year history, the Graduate Theological Union will offer a dedicated curriculum in Hinduism, beginning this fall, as the initial step toward establishment of a Center for Dharma Studies.
Opinion: The church is not a business, but it does have a responsibility to use the scarce resources available to it as effectively as possible.
Column: Catholics of all ages, especially social-justice-minded ones, should remember that burying the dead is just as important as feeding the hungry.
In 2009, Sr. Mai Thanh of Our Lady welcomed a practical suggestion from the France-based Fraternité Chrétienne Vietnam Cambodge Laos that has made a difference in how people in Ho Chi Minh City receive health care.
The nonprofit, which also provides scholarships for young doctors from northern Vietnam to further their studies in France, proposed that she look for a local partner to help set up a charity clinic.