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Pope Francis and Donald Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

Is the Pope Catholic? "ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that...

Donald Trump and Pope Francis

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Is the Pope Catholic? "ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that...

What Do You Want? The Good for Your Soul Experiment #1

Gary Jansen | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Jansen

I am a red-blooded American male. I love my wife and kids, football, cold beer, and when conditions are just right (rude people, hot sauce, and lack o...

The Key To Understanding Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.19.2015 | Religion

The Pope cometh. From Tuesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 27, Pope Francis will be visiting the United States and will be addressing the Unit...

Beyond Influence: Rethinking Elites in the Brave New World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

Aldous Huxley was fascinated with elites. In his novel Brave New World (1931) he creates a society of Alphas ruling over Betas, Deltas, Gammas and Epsilons in a caste system state order. The rules of society are simple.

A Muslim, Jew And Christian On What Jesus Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Jesus plays a distinct role in each of the Abrahamic faiths. This time of year, when Christians celebrate Christ's nativity, his significance in faith...

What Will The Synod Really Mean For LGBT Catholics?

Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal liv...

Who Is Jesus?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Who is Jesus? Why another book on this first-century Jewish man? Why have I spent years studying the life of an itinerant preacher from a backward town?

Jesuit Remembers Holy Life Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

As the world mourns the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, one Jesuit priest and friend of the actor offered a poignant spiritual perspective on his art...

I Love This Guy: Pope Francis and the Future of The Catholic Church

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 09.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

In his visit to the favela, speaking to the poor, the pope also used some words dear to me--"social justice," "solidarity," "inequalities"--that I believe are at the heart of what we need to be thinking about as Christians in the modern world.

Dr. James Martin, 1933-2013

Ian Goldin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
Ian Goldin

James Martin, the technology pioneer whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, The Wired Society, predicted the coming of the internet age, has died aged 79.

The Regrets Of The Dying

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who works many years in palliative care, has compiled a list of the top five regrets dying patients would express to her. What would you regret? This and more in the latest headlines in religion and death.

Found: The Perfect Catholic Convention Speaker

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

For a small fee, I will address one (or, fingers crossed, both) conventions and will do a fine job. Here is a list of my qualifications, plus why I'll get out the vote for your party, should I be invited by your wonderful party, which, by the way, I have always supported.

Tweets to #WhatSistersMeanToMe Rally Support For Embattled Nuns

Posted 04.19.2012 | Religion

With his opening tweets, the immensely popular Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, SJ started his drive to remember how much Catholics (and non-Catholics...

Can Religion Be Joyful?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Lev Raphael

It's a central part of worship -- or should be -- and many figures in many different religions have urged this message.

Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

Wonder why America can't seem to keep up with nations like Germany and China on advanced energy policy? Perhaps it's because the Energy Department spends ten times more on nuclear weapons than energy conservation.

How Could It Happen? Tracing the Causes of Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

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

Buried beneath the shock and anger, especially for Catholics, however, is a searing question: How could this happen?

Want to Experience God? You Already Have: Vulnerability

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

During a serious illness, a family crisis, the loss of a job or the death of a loved one, many people will say that they've turn to God in new ways.

Want to Experience God? You Already Have: Desires to Follow and Desires for Holiness

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

In my last few posts, I've looked at several ways that desires for God play out in our everyday lives. In this post, I will look at two more: desires to follow and desires for holiness.

In Defense of Religion

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

"Spiritual" is great. So is "Religious"

Glenn Beck to Jesus: Drop Dead

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

Social justice is an essential part of Catholic teaching. It's part of being a Catholic. So Glenn Beck is, in essence, saying "Leave the Catholic church."