- May 25, 2020
This is a good weekend to be a Catholic goat. Less so for Muslim and Jewish goats. This weekend, the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — celebrate special days. Sundown on Friday brings Yom Kippur, the most important Jewish holy day of the year, a time of
When Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople meet this month in Jerusalem, the buzz probably will be about two milestones from the past: 1054, when Eastern and Western Christianity split, and 1964, when Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras embraced in the Holy Land to begin healing the division.
Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria last week just shy of his 76th birthday, personified the best of the missionary spirit in Catholicism. He spent 50 years in his adopted country, humbly serving poor and disabled persons regardless of their race or religion. Whenever a Syrian