September 15, 2014
There is a story, often quoted in church circles, about a man who lived near a river. One morning he went to get some water and saw a body floating downstream. He dove in, rescued the body, pulled it to shore and gave it a proper burial. Two days later, he went for water again and saw three more bod
The precept of mercy applies not only to individual Christians but to the church as a whole. Many ask: If God is always merciful, why is the church not the same? Or, why does the church not seem to be as merciful as God? The question expresses the uneasiness of many Christians.They are right: The ch
On the Feast Day of Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, a call to make room for today's migrants and refugees.
Racism in AmericaI am an African-American woman and life-long member of the Catholic Christian faith. Thank you so much for the dedicated issue, “Black and Catholic” (7/7).“Civil Rights Aftermath” (Vantage Point, 1964) ends with the statement “Let us get on” with