• In a world of scapegoating, Good Friday is about not shifting blame

    In a world of scapegoating, Good Friday is about not shifting blame

    • Apr 14, 2017

    Sensing some sort of problem or crisis, members of the human tribe naturally resist the idea that they are to blame, and so they turn to scapegoating: Blaming someone else—most often the stranger, the foreigner, the sinner, or the non-conformist. Catholicism, in the face of this, continues to hold this week commemorating the death of an innocent man to be the answer. The answer is never to shift the blame, but always to accept the responsibility.

  • Could Islam learn from Jesus – and Pope Francis?

    Could Islam learn from Jesus – and Pope Francis?

    • Apr 11, 2017

    On the one hand, Jesus is highly respected by all Muslims, for he is venerated in the Qur’an. On the other hand, most Muslims are unaware of the teachings of Jesus. One Islamic writer suggests a more serious Muslim consideration of Jesus could make strides for living together around the world in peace.

  • In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus’ life and death

    In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus’ life and death

    • Mar 21, 2017

    In what the Antiquities Authority in Israel calls its “Ali Baba cave,” unearthed artifacts offer an exclusive peek at life and death in the time of Jesus Christ. Experts say they have yet to find direct archaeological evidence of Jesus but Yisca Harani, an Israeli scholar of Christianity, says that what remained “are his words.”