These people, my classmates, are some of the most ridiculously talented people I have ever met--and I mean ridiculously talented. And it seems they almost always have something in common: drinking.
This week Catholics throughout the world begin the celebration of an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis declared this Jubilee to remind...
Pope Francis quietly sent along shoes of his own to Paris, proceeding to not-so-quietly warn world leaders against another tepid take to global warming. "We are at the limits of suicide" he affirms firmly; "It's now or never".
Despite much opposition, trans people are increasingly being welcomed within our churches. And not just welcomed, but asked to take a lead; that is accepted and authorized as ministers, pastors, priests -- as those entrusted to teach and lead and guide and care.
We have become the golden calf. Gilded in likes, favorites, shares, and retweets. Periscoping our every moment while perched on a towering pedestal of selfies. All of it new-century building blocks of ego and validation.
A closet is too small for any community or meaningful conversation--whether ordained or not. And, a spotlight is needed to illuminate and call forth more proactive leadership from those who are expected to lead with and for us, the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States.
Another major contender for an Oscar trips on the way to the awards over allegations that the roles and words of real people were mangled by the filmm...
We often think of life as what we see and think and hear, but what does it all mean without words? We construct our social reality with language, and language in turn creates its own reality.
Late at night in my bunk bed while I immersed myself into those ghost stories, I was secretly jealous of the characters that were alive. They had the chance to see an actual ghost, something that was definitely on my very short bucket list by the age of 10.
After being persecuted by those who feared him, Jesus, a refugee himself, leaves us with a final commandment: "Love one another as I have loved you." Is closing our borders to thousands of refugees an expression of His love?
Brilliant acting, pacing, script and economy make the true story Spotlight a well deserving whisper candidate for an Oscar. Spotlight is about the decades of sex crimes within the Catholic Church that were uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2002.
English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.
Religious education, theology, degrees, and reflections from the highest religious order are central. But so are the vastly different challenges before us that are gifts to us from those living right around us!
When Anglican/Episcopalian women became priests in the 1970s amid much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I was happy for them and proud of them. They took on the system and they prevailed. It wasn't easy, but they knew they had a fighting chance.
Is it time for Catholic fans to rethink their love of the game?" In a poll of U.S. Catholic readers -- who are not representative of Catholicism at large -- 70% "agree" that "Supporting the NFL is an ethical conflict of interest for Catholics."
We're always listening. Although, I think we prefer talking? For many, talking is so much more self-satisfying. It feels easier. Listening, however, demands selflessness; it requires a commitment to another: their life, their story, their dignity.