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New Jersey Nun on the Path to Sainthood
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 2:14pm | 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. ...

Vatican Says No Movement (Yet) on Sainthood for Oscar Romero
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite fevered speculation in the media and across Latin America, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood — at least, not yet. ...

John Paul II and John XXIII: A Rush to Sainthood?
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

Across Rome, hotels are full, streets are clean, and the cash registers in the souvenir stalls are singing as the faithful pour in to the Eternal City for the dual canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope J ...

On Scripture: Halloween and All the Saints
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

While fewer elderly persons live in poverty than do other adults, in 2012 alone extreme poverty among elderly women shot up by 18 percent — that is, in just one year 133,000 elderly women moved into the catego ...

Following in the Footsteps of Francis
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Eager to deepen my understanding of the saint, I had returned to Assisi to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis. Ancient stones, steep stairs, and sparkling fresh air greeted me ...

Comics & Faith with Gene Luen Yang
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 10:44am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors In the September-October 2013 issue of Sojourners magazine, senior associate editor Julie Polter interviewed award-winning comic book author and artist Gene ...

'The Hungry Soul in Pursuit of the Full Soul'
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Muriel Nelson On Proverbs 8 ‘The Hungry Soul in Pursuit of the Full Soul’ On Proverbs 8 My saints wo ...

The Hometown Blues
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Jesus had the blues. He had the hometown blues. So, rejected, he fled his hometown. Then he sent his apostles out into the world proclaiming peace, healing the sick and the lame, and prepared to face the sam ...

QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the H ...

Alphege, Alms, and Easter Anthems
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Fear has never motivated people into positive action. It only encourages us into puritanical mindsets, which are a form of violence. When I get up in the morning, if ...

Saints Compete for Top Ranking in 'Lent Madness'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

For three years running, "Lent Madness" has taken to the Internet as a competition between Episcopal saints in a single-elimination bracket tournament resembling the one followed by March Madness fan ...

On Becoming a Christian
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger During Lent, we think about the saints who listened in the night. He’s not an official Cat ...

Huggable Warrior of the Cross
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Soft Saints, Inc., purveyor of positive role models f ...

Walking the Women's Road
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Robert Ellsberg is an editor’s editor. Robert Ellsberg is an editor’s editor. In the era of ...

'Saint' Dorothy
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest Book Review: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her (Orbis Books: 2003). To be recognized as ...

Don't Call Me a Saint!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Can we canonize Dorothy Day and serve the poor too? While I am certain that Dorothy Day wo ...

Celebrating All Saints
Originally Posted: 06/19/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen An inordinate number of family members, friends, and friends’ family members have died in the last month. ...