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Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief of America, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Human Development at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. He is co-editor with Carole Sargent of A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament (Georgetown, 2020).
CARE OF SOULS. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson greets men entering a soup kitchen in Nogales, in northern Mexico, in 2014.
Drew Christiansen
Catholicism is undergoing an epochal transformation. For more than a millennium dogma has been the hard core of church life, defining who is in and who is out. Partisans have fought over the correct way to define Christian belief; they condemned their opponents and persecuted them as heretics.In thi
Pope Francis pictured with youths at home for former street children in Manila.
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
Catholicism is undergoing an epochal transformation For more than a millennium dogma has been the hard core of church life defining who is in and who is out Partisans have fought over the correct way to define Christian belief they condemned their opponents and persecuted them as heretics In thi
Hesburgh holds forth at a peace-building conference in 2008.
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
ldquo Drew wait up how are you rdquo The voice shouted to me as I was leaving a burial at Notre Dame rsquo s Holy Cross cemetery The burial was for Fr Bill Lewers C S C a former provincial of the Congregation of Holy Cross and my predecessor once-removed as director of the bishops rsquo c
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
This Washington winter has not brought us much snow There have been repeated waves of Arctic cold for several days at a time punctuated by some strikingly mild days In one break 10 days ago the mercury climbed to 67 degrees and then plummeted again into the teens and 20s Most of our precipitatio
Drew Christiansen
In his apostolic exhortation on evangelization, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis wrote about the centrality of dialogue with the world for evangelization. We must dialogue, he insisted, even with those who hold erroneous views, because they possess insights that are gifts for us as
Books
Drew Christiansen
'Contested Land, Contested Memory,' by Jo Roberts
Michelangelo's 'Jeremiah' (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
Should conservative Christians withdraw from cultural and political engagement?
Pilgrim waves Argentina's flag as Pope Francis leaves general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
Pope Francis is well known for his early resistance to Liberation Theology Less well known is his vocal critique of capitalism following the Argentinian debt crisis of 2002 This week thanks to the U S courts Argentina may undergo its second debt default in a decade While its impact on the debt
Tidepools at Olympic National Park in Washington state (Wikimedia Commons/Brian W. Schaller)
The Good Word
Drew Christiansen
Again the kingdom of God is like a net thrown into the sea which collects fish of every kind When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good in buckets What is bad they throw away Matt 13 47-48 nbsp One of my favorite memories of my early teenaged years is a summer even
The Good Word
Drew Christiansen
nbsp It is mid-summer and every home gardener is enjoying his harvest and sharing the bounty Right through my teenaged years and through my early twenties my grandfather kept a Victory Garden behind our home In midsummer when he took his midday break he would carry a picnic basket to the kitc