‘Be holy. Be original.’ Pope Francis gives advice to altar servers

Being an altar server should be a “profession of faith” to the entire parish community, Pope Francis told young men and women participating in Portugal's annual altar server pilgrimage to Fatima.

Pope Francis: In Jesus, there is no conflict between contemplation and action

“There is only one great call in the Gospel, and it is that of following Jesus on the way of love,” Pope Francis said in his weekly Wednesday audience. “In this sense, charity and contemplation are synonymous.”
Learning of the witness of Daniel Berrigan, S.J., sparked me to make many of the choices that led me to be a journalist and an activist.
Colleen DulleMay 6, 2021

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Bob Marley’s journey to justice, joy and (ultimately) to Christian faith

When I was unmoored from the church, Marley's music and messianic faith told me: No, God has not forgotten you.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun’ is a haunting tale of love, loss and...a robot.

The robotic narrator of Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel takes us into a dystopian U.S. future.

A New Orleans jazz hall and its history in the fight for Black freedom

In post-Civil War New Orleans, Creole leaders won elections and oversaw the desegregation of public schools, a short-lived experiment destroyed during Reconstruction.