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  • Forum panelists on Francis: Peace, dialogue, and kindness

    • Dec 15, 2014

    The welcome and open tone Pope Francis has brought to the Catholic Church will survive him and his papacy, some prominent Catholic writers and America’s most famous “nun on the bus” said at a forum last week at the library of the nation’s first and only Catholic president, John Fitzgerald

  • 'Selma' tells a powerful story of race and protest, with lessons for all

    • Dec 10, 2014

    “I have always believed in divine timing.” So said Oprah Winfrey on Saturday at a screening of “Selma,” the soon-to-be released powerhouse movie she co-produced and acted in. Though “Selma” focuses on a 50-year-old civil rights struggle, Winfrey is just one of many to point to the chilling resonance to protests now

  • Amid protests, silence most powerful

    • Dec 7, 2014

    We all watched and read about protests this week in reaction to decisions by separate grand juries not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. What moved me most were when protesters stopped walking, stopped chanting, “I Can’t Breathe,” and simply stood in

  • Our insatiable appetite for a randy Jesus

    • Dec 5, 2014

    “The Jesus-Mary Magdalene Wedding-Industrial Complex.” Did you know such a thing existed? I didn’t. Then I read The Boston Globe’s Alex Beam Thursday referencing the writer who coined the term. “The Jesus-Mary Magdalene Wedding Industrial Complex is at it again,” says that writer, Charlotte Allen, while thoroughly trashing the enterprise

  • The quieting, mystical experience of Taizé prayer

    • Dec 3, 2014

    Imagine the scene. Silence. Church lights dim. On the altar table and the floor and steps around it, dozens of candles flicker, some atop pillars of pink and purple, the Advent colors. In pews, 50 or 100 or maybe hundreds of worshippers hold their own candles, long and slim, then

  • The quiet and peacefulness of daily Mass

    • Nov 26, 2014

    My mother, a musician, struggled to endure the off-key singers who led hymns, unfortunately for us all, at Sunday Mass in my hometown parish. So sometimes she’d sneak out of Mass early Sunday and during the week, take me to daily Mass instead. No off-key singing there. No singing at

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