NCR Today: As I interviewed inmates getting ready for their release from prison, as I grew to understand the enormity of their needs, I began to imagine Barabbas.
NCR In Conversation: NCR and GSR editors discuss the church's role in healing from the Rwandan genocide, then an interview with GSR Africa correspondent Melanie Lidman.
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: "In our time, do we hear Jesus and his call to forgiveness, to love, to rejecting violence?"
The pope said Jesus experienced indifference as the crowds who had hailed his entry into Jerusalem, Herod, Pilate and even his own disciples washed their hands of him.
My Table is Spread: I've had enough of death. I want to spend this season with the opened tomb and Christ's breath-giving life.
Faith and Justice: I know I should get more out of Holy Week, but I find myself daydreaming during the services. My resolution this year? Go with the flow.
"Jesus loved us, Jesus loves us, but without any limits, always, all the way to the end," Pope Francis said during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper.
The readings have been long, but of course since this is the beginning of the most sacred and holy week of the year, it's important for us to spend just a few moments at least in reflecting on the deep message that God is proclaiming to us through these readings, through the events that are described. And perhaps we can catch the deepest meaning of all of this if we listen very carefully again to the words of St. Paul addressed to the Christian community at Philippi.
Young Voices: My wife and I are expecting our first child in July, and I'm finding new meaning in some of Holy Week's words and symbols.