At a Feb. 9 panel, experts said questions are poking through the historical perception that the U.S. is a mostly admirable example of healthy religious tolerance.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Spiritual Reflections: People of faith only change their behavior when they personally see a need to change, not when they're ordered to do so.
Eco Catholic: The new interim director of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., is a "good fit" for the position.
Reflection: Similarities can be explained by pointing to three Arabic mottos, central to the Islamic tradition, and their surprising Ignatian counterparts.
Young Voices: Young people are demanding change. I hear them each day. They demand our commitment and our ability to see and recognize the truth.
The annual Cosmos & Creation Conference has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of men and women of science who are, for lack of a better word, believers.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "In our very materialistic world ... I think it's important to have connection with people who see beyond the material."
Several years ago, I was a senior fellow at Woodstock Theological Center working on questions in science and religion. One day, the program manager appeared at my door and asked if I wanted some boxes of notes that had been taking up space in his office. The notes happened to be those of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and he did not know what to do with them. Woodstock had inherited the notes from Nicole Schmitz-Moorman, whose father, Karl Schmitz-Moorman, inherited the notes after Teilhard's death. Karl bequeathed the notes to his daughter, who, in turn, donated them to Woodstock.
Grace on the Margins: The conference orbited around Passionist Fr. Thomas Berry, whose work on the universe story and the environmental crisis has deeply influenced generations.
NCR Today: I agree that there are some complications in the relationship between science and faith, but generalizing Catholicism as science-phobic just doesn't sit well with me.