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New Jersey Nun on the Path to Sainthood
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

New Jersey is often dismissed as a cultural wasteland of traffic jams and suburban sprawl, mobster graveyards and lost dreams — source material for native son rockers like Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. ...

Why I Stay in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Doyle A testament of irrational fath and quiet, gracious miracles. A QUESTION ASKED of me 100 times in ...

It’s Time to Open the Wartime Pope’s Records
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

It’s almost a year since Pope Francis was chosen as Benedict XVI’s successor. The Argentinian-born pontiff has quickly achieved global fame for his numerous statements indicating that significant changes may b ...

Vatican Theologians OK Alleged Miracle Attributed to Pope Paul VI
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

Vatican theologians have given their approval to a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, moving him a step closer to sainthood. Vatican theologians have given th ...

Pax on Both Their Houses
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books. ...

The New Commonwealth of God
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A A PROFOUND SENSE of expectation launches a ...

Fields of Faith and Doubt
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Baseball as a Road to God. Gotham Books. IN MY MEMORY from nearly 50 years ago, the great pitcher ...

Are Miracles Really Needed to Become a Saint?
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

When the Vatican announced this month that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to sainthood, two things stood out. When the Vatican announced thi ...

Pope Francis Proclaims John Paul II, John XXIII as New Saints
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis declared on Friday that Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints, elevating the two most decisive popes of the 20th century to the pantheon of Catholic life and worship. ...

From the Archives: April 1985
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Authority Over Death IN THE EARLY weeks of the Eastertide lectionary, there appears a s ...

Celebrating the Miraculous on World AIDS Day
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Since the early days of HIV/AIDS, the main focus has been on a cure. Researchers worked tirelessly for it and the faithful asked God to provide it. But the cure has never come. And yet, as we mark another Worl ...

Jesus Phelps: Why Miracles Aren’t Enough
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

Although Michael Phelps did miraculous acts, I attribute his physiology and gifts to God. So is what he does in the Olympics a miracle? I was fascinated by Jesus’ miracles as a ki ...

To Know, To Love, To Heal
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

What does Jesus’ encounters with a desperate, suffering woman and a young girl believed to be dead have to do with America’s love of freedom and fireworks? Fifth Sunday After Pe ...

Grace, Magic, and Hard Work
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

If animals are being abused in factory farms and the immigrants who work in those places are treated like animals, it makes it difficult to sit down to enjoy a feast much less mindlessly consume the cheap food ...

Great Expectations: Obama, Bieber and Baby Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

President Obama spent Sunday reflecting on and celebrating the holy Incarnation — at church, at a children's hospital and at a concert with teen superstar Justin Bieber. The Baby Jesus has had stranger be ...

Baseball, Tiger Woods, March Madness, and the American Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'm not much of a sports person, but I have to admit that April 5 was a remarkable day for sports -- especially sports and religion. I'm not much of a sports person, bu ...

Haiti: 'How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

My phone rang at 1:00 a.m. It was one of the young men in the family we lived with for the first seven months when my wife and I moved to Haiti. My phone rang at 1:00 a.m. It was ...

Pray for Glenn Beck
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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The Stumbling Block of Healing
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dee Dee Risher We pray for God's miraculous intervention. So why are we surprised when it comes? Last Mar ...