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Top Catholic Magazine Denounces Uganda's Harsh Anti-Gay Laws

Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

Religious leaders around the world are uniting in protest of Uganda's harsh new anti-gay laws, with South African former Archbishop Desmond Tutu liken...

Pope Francis in the Sacristy

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Today I met Pope Francis and I understood, in the one of the fullest and richest senses that I ever have in my life, what a hero really is.

High-Profile Jesuit Magazine Writes Second Amendment Must Go

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion

A respected and popular Catholic weekly magazine has made a landmark -- and certainly controversial -- call in its latest editorial. America is a n...

The Pope's Legacy

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Never the media superstar that his predecessor was, Pope Benedict XVI, a lifelong scholar, exuded his own brand of charisma, which came from his profound theological acumen and his personal relationship with Jesus.

A Hurricane Prayer

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Creator God, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of the approaching hurricane, and spare those in its path from harm. Help those who are in its way to reach safety.

Skipping Small Talk For The Sake Of Big Questions

Kerry Weber | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Kerry Weber

It is said that when making polite small talk, one does not discuss religion, sex or politics. But that becomes more than a bit difficult when you work for a church whose keen interest in all three of these topics has been widely discussed of late.

New Catholic Missal Meets Resistance From Prominent American Liturgist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Anthony Ruff, OSB, a prominent liturgical scholar and professor of liturgy at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., has published an open lett...

The Annunciation Of Surprises (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

A new video meditation on the Annunciation, the God of Surprises and a beautiful work of art.

A Fear-Based Church?: Why So Many Catholics Are Afraid to Speak Out

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Today in the Catholic Church almost any disagreement to almost any degree with almost any church leader on almost any topic is seen as dissent.