Let’s carry the peace of the Christmas season into the new year and beyond. By Susan Hines-Brigger
Christmas can be a dark time for some. But there is always the promise of light. By Thomas Moore
Florence Henderson sat down with St. Anthony Messenger three months before she passed. Author Rita E. Piro remembers the legend.
Forgiveness makes reconciliation possible. By Lucy Fuchs, PhD.
In a world full of questions, it was the only answer. By Kevin Wells
Three documents, The Decree on Ecumenism, Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, and Declaration on Religious Freedom, represent the Church's efforts to not only unify the community of Christians worldwide but also change attitudes and promote understanding toward non-Christian faiths.
Vatican II brought changes to the Roman Catholic Church: an increase in the role of women and lay ministry, more interest in the Bible, the use of local languages in the Mass, ecumenism and an emphasis on social justice.
What we are all longing to know is this: “What do you think of me, Lord?” Or as I phrased it in my book, “Who does he say you are?”
At a time when so many different ideas about Jesus are being circulated, what more authentic source for learning about him than the Gospels? And what better way of studying the New Testament than with an expert who has spent his life pondering and teaching it? Scripture scholar Father Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., is our guide.
To think of Lent only as a time of penance is to do it an injustice. While the traditional practice of "doing something" for Lent is praiseworthy, there is much more to this wonderful season than just additional practices of piety or acts of penance and mortification.