The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first person, wouldn't you say?
Life in Community
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once in a while you get to see people assimilate a value from a different culture. Its an enriching experience for everyone concerned.
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
"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.
A unique faith community gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.
School in all of its dimensions inevitably marks our later efforts at community living.