I’ve chosen to post this video of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the killer’s victims. He talked to visitors about his church’s history, which was born in resistance to the very kind of racism…
Faith | Religion | Spirituality
It’s a made-for-television-news drama, featuring a benevolent new pope from the Global South as its hero. He defies expectations, champions the poor, defends the environment, and…
Only the most jaded cynics dismiss all religious experience as neurosis. Most view the history of the human race and get it: Sure, there are charlatans, but they’re piggy-backing on something valid and real.
Christina Edmonson, dean for intercultural student development at Calvin College, grew up in Baltimore and attended the church hosting the funeral service for Freddie Gray…
The term “religion” turns pallid on Good Friday. It’s an ashen and anemic word. It needs to gulp down aspirin and climb back into bed.
Today, March 17, 2015, is the day when many will lift glasses of green beer, eat corn beef cabbage, and sing songs of the Emerald Isle.
Prepare for the bombshell. Gallup surveyors did their tallies and found that frozen New England, my home since I was 15, is fit for fire and brimstone.
Local newspapers got wind of the story. I’m all but certain calls to the newspapers could be traced to our phone. A scandal ensued when…
Most of the Catholic kids in Killarney Park lost interest in God after their First Communion. The exceptions were those of us who decided to become altar boys.
Many families in Killarney Park were Catholic, including mine, so it might seem strange that in 1960 my mom decided to do battle with the Holy Catholic Church.
Humanity enters into communion with God by way of the Incarnation and the world enters into communion with God by way of humanity.
I remember the first time I heard Dr. M.L. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, I was energized by the power of his message and his singular commitment to see justice and peace prevail.
Slice another pie and mix up more stuffing. The religious festivals tramp on like salivating cholesterol monsters. The Feast of St. Stephens comes on December 26th
The Gospel of Matthew describes God communicating with Joseph through two dreams, first to explain Mary’s pregnancy and then to direct him to Egypt.
Jesuits spark controversy wherever they wander. They played a key role in cleaning up the Mother Church during the Catholic Counter Reformation, but they were feared.