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.
Several notes and e-mails commented on the mention of my then wife-to-be in my column
Ponder for a moment the following factsabout poverty in our world today.
The so-called economic recovery has been painfully selective. Tax cuts and income gains for those in upper-income brackets have indeed made the rich richer. But for those at the bottom end, the past eight years have been a plague.
The Iran-contra hearings have provided a summer-long opportunity for Reagan administration spokespersons to make their case for the contras on national television.
What you hear in the whispers, proclaim from the housetops.
The children really are our future.
A biblical perspective on women and poverty.
A call from the Taize community: make the church a parable of sharing and it will play its part in healing the wounds of the human family.
Our text draws an important connection between the fullness of the Spirit and the impulse to minister to the poor and unfortunate. This is the Acts connection.