The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first
person, wouldn't you say?
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
"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.
The many communities that Father Jim Healy served during 35 years as a Catholic priest came together recently at his memorial service.
For the first time in memory, the Latino community took to the streets of Washington, D.C., in large numbers on October 12, 1996.
A recent survey, taken in a school for upper-middle-class American children, surfaced a startling statistic.
A visit to the United Nations stimulates reflections and emotions regarding humanity's striving for community.
Catholic religious congregations these days find themselves in uncharted waters as they increasingly move toward internationalizing their communities.
One can only marvel at couples who successfully manage life in
community alongside their own needs as spouses.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller once criticized Little League baseball for its interference in children's spontaneous play.
Sojourners has invaded cyberspace. Or perhaps it's the other way