May 18, 2020

St. Peter’s Basilica reopens to the public

Almost 10 weeks after St. Peter's Basilica was closed to the public in cooperation with Italy's COVID-19 lockdown measures, the faithful and tourists were allowed back in May 18.
Read More →
Men, women and children are seen behind barbed wire after the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 in Oswiecim, Poland. Historians estimate that the Nazis sent at least 1.3 million people to Auschwitz between 1940-45, and it is believed that some 1.1 million of those perished there. Auschwitz was liberated by the Russian Army Jan. 27, 1945. (OSV News photo/Yad Vashem Archives via Reuters)

Why Does Evil Exist?

If God is all-powerful and all-good, why does evil exist?
Read More →

Richard Rohr on Sacred Violence

Both René Girard and Gil Bailie have taught us that the most effective and common way to turn social hatred into social harmony is via a scapegoat.
Read More →
Jesus and the Canaanite woman

Franciscan Inspirations: Jesus and the Canaanite Woman

Many people face a conundrum when reading the scene in Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus meets the Canaanite woman.
Read More →
woman drawing a heart in the sky at night

Franciscan Inspirations: ‘I Will Never Take Back My Love’

“I will never take back my love,” is a message from God in Psalm 89. The words struck me as I was praying the Office of Readings. They are appropriate for Valentine’s Day and for reflection during Lent.
Read More →

Subscribe to Our Blog

Skip to content