As an African-American and a Catholic bishop, I have looked forward to visiting the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and examining its treatment of the church.
Parish Diary: Donald Trump is a "scandal" in the literal sense of the word — a stumbling block. He impedes our own proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ.
The Peace Pulpit: Shepherds lived a rough and difficult life. But they were the ones to receive the first message that the Son of God had entered into human history.
Spiritual Reflections: The Gospel of Christmas invites us to reexamine our expectations. Where do we seek God? For thousands of years, God has been in the habit of appearing among us in the most unobtrusive ways.
Distinctly Catholic: Fr. Robert Imbelli has an essay on "the obedience of faith" that warrants special attention from both left- and right-leaning Catholics.
Take and Read: In his Jesus: An Experiment in Christology, the Dominican theologian traced the genesis of Christian belief in Jesus Christ, our window into God.
The Christian story begins with really good news: God has decided to accompany us in history. That’s more than enough reason to rejoice.
The Peace Pulpit: We must learn how to reach out in love and not reject people, push them away. We must try to live the way of love that Jesus demonstrates for us.
Take and Read: Un tal Jesús foregrounds Jesus' humanness and his vision of the reign of God, with Latin American village life woven into the narrative world.
Distinctly Catholic: While reading Mathew Schmalz's book, one catches glimpses of spiritual insight which reveal the way mercy is the foundation of any authentic Christian spirituality.