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a silhouette of a man smoking in front of the vatican
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The Catholic Church played a major role in bringing tobacco to Italy, which is still the number one producer of raw tobacco in the European Union today.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
When Christ entered heaven, he took something with him: a human nature forged by the story of our striving and suffering. When Christ became man, God entered human history. When Christ returned to his Father, human history entered God.
FaithVantage Point
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., offers reflections in this 1986 article on the life and message of Sri Ramakrishna on the 150th anniversary of his birth (February 18) and the 100th anniversary of his death (August 15).
FaithVantage Point
Douglas Hyde
The coronation of a British monarch is a ceremony that at several points bears a marked resemblance to the consecration of a bishop and which, in its essence and most of its origins, is essentially Catholic.
a scanned image from a newspaper with kids on bikes. father james martin is in the photo as a child
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.
The first Earth Day aligned people of all political stripes and cultural backgrounds, because who wouldn't want to conserve the environment and stop air pollution?
FaithVantage Point
The Editors
After Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon in July 1969, America's editors called the effort to reach the Moon "so much a symbol and product of human unity as to argue its distinctively religious character in itself."