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A Second Spring
A Living Example
Brazilian Catholic archbishop Helder Camara brought a "preferential option for the poor" to the center of Christian social thinking.
Heart surgery opened my arteries---and my eyes.
The Daily Grace of Give and Take
The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first person, wouldn't you say?
The Children's Funeral Parish
Early in the 1980s, I served a parish in Woburn, Massachusetts. This suburban city, some 12 miles north of Boston, had boasted of tanneries for 300 years.
Whose Life Is It, Anyway?
Ecology does not begin and end with the human, but it certainly includes us. All other beings share the planet and the cosmos with us, and we with them.
A Spirituality of Ecology
Put aside the Holy Scriptures for a while and read God's first revelationnature itself. Such was the advice offered some years ago by a profound, Christian thinker.
The Nature of God
Some days ago I received an unexpected call from Lima, Peru. A brother Franciscan there told me that Olga Valencia had died and, knowing of my friendship with her, he had attended the funeral.
The Receiving End of Mission
Once in a while you get to see people assimilate a value from a different culture. Its an enriching experience for everyone concerned.
A Modern Salvation Story
The drama that unfolded in the arrest and court proceedings of Theodore Kaczynski deserves serious, even prayerful, reflection. In part it focuses our attention on that most basic of all communi
Community for a "Dead Man"
"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.
Pax Christi Pilgrims
A unique faith community gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.
The Power of an idea
High Stakes in School
School in all of its dimensions inevitably marks our later efforts at community living.
The Difference Between a Community and a Cult
All Economics Is Local
His Life Dilemma
The many communities that Father Jim Healy served during 35 years as a Catholic priest came together recently at his memorial service.
A Special Community
For the first time in memory, the Latino community took to the streets of Washington, D.C., in large numbers on October 12, 1996.