Pope Francis calls for an end to clashes in Jerusalem

Pope Francis: “I pray that Jerusalem may be a place of encounter and not of violent clashes, a place of prayer and of peace.”

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.”
My mom and I have dedicated ourselves to loving each other as parent and child and as children of God. I believe Monica and Augustine did the same—even when they were at odds over Augustine’s sexual behavior.
Alex GruberMay 7, 2021

March 1, 2021

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 after Reconstruction.