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Mission Indians

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have always liked people who suffered at the hands of those yielding power, including religions and states. Brought up in the Greek tradition helps ...

Fathering Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

It was due to Fathers, Dominicans specifically, that chocolate came to be appreciated by the Spanish, when in 1544, they tantalized the court with pre...

Is A Jesuit Pope An Oxymoron?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

Until a week ago, there had not been a pope who also belonged to a religious order in more than a century and a half. No Jesuit had ever been elected pontiff. I had thought this would never happen, in part because Jesuits make a promise not to seek ecclesiastical offices.

The Great Chain Of Being

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

Until we weep over these sins and publicly own our complicity in the destruction of God's creation, we are surely doomed to remain blind.