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Voices
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).
Vatican spokesman speaks during press conference for release of working document for extraordinary Synod of Bishops on family. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith
Drew ChristiansenHelen M. Alvaré Julie Hanlon RubioLisa Fullam
Reflections on the working document for the synod on the family
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attend ecumenical celebration in Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
At the Holy Sepulchre, a true triumph of ecumenical diplomacy.
Pope Francis greets children from refugee camps at Dehiyshe Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
The pope understands well that the family can be "a matrix of tragedy."
Pope Francis arrives at airport in Amman, Jordan (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
Beneath the Latin Church complex or ldquo convent rdquo in the village of Smakieh Jordan may be found a set of caverns unearthed by Francisan archeologists in the early twentieth century nbsp The underground chambers date back to the Stone Age but what makes them memorable are the small red cr
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
During his lifetime and especially since the posthumous publication of his writings the late Jesuit paleontologist and spiritual writer Pierre Teilhard de Chardin did as much to renew the faith of 20th-century Catholics and inspire non-believers as any single Catholic figure with the possible excep
Graffito on a church in Jerusalem: "King David is for the Jews, Jesus is garbage.” (Photo by AFP)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
As Pope Francis rests up for his three-day trip to the Holy Land Jewish extremists are putting out the word that Christians are not welcome in Israel There have been fourteen incidents of ldquo price-tagging rdquo that is defacing Christian sites with hate slogans in the last year seven in th
"The Glory of Christ," a painting by Stephen B. Whatley, an expressionist artist based in London. (CNS photo/Stephen B. Whatley)
The Good Word
Drew Christiansen
Identifying Christ’s transforming power in the world, whether in nature or in society, is essential to our faith in the Resurrection
A Palestinian man rides a donkey on the Mount of Olives overlooking the old City of Jerusalem. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
The Good Word
Drew Christiansen
Drew Christiansen, S.J., on the Palm Sunday procession of "the gentle one."
Christian leaders pray in front of the Israeli separation wall near Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, West Bank, May 29, the beginning of the 2010 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
On April 2 the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land issued a historic communiqu asking ldquo Are Christians being persecuted in the Mideast rdquo The bishops answer lsquo Yes but rsquo because the question ignores the persecution of Muslims as well as Christians See below
In All Things
Drew Christiansen
The Courtyard of the Gentiles is a Vatican effort to advance dialogue with men and women outside any religious tradition For the first time the Pontifical Council for Culture and its president Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will bring the encounter to the United States with a three-day meeting Apri