- Dec 5, 2019
Whenever the voiceless and vulnerable — those whose moral value is inconvenient to recognize — are violently discarded, the Church is called to stand for the least among us.
VATICAN CITY — The former secretary to a saint, and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals, died May 26 at the age of 100. Italian Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. John XXIII was
One of the great achievements of the liturgical movement in the twentieth century was the recovery of the centrality of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ for Christian life, thought, and practice. Certainly, the restoration of the Easter Triduum in the 1950s played a key role in the renewed realization
NEW YORK — The crowd in front of Hunter College on a rainy Monday evening in June is intentionally old-school. About a dozen young men, most with short, gelled hair, stand in a circle chatting. Dressed in long black cassocks, each sporting a wide, bright-white clerical collar, they sip from
ROME — From the beginning of his pontificate, Francis has aspired to be a “Peace Pope,” and in two major messages this week he issued strong pleas for both nuclear disarmament and putting an end to human trafficking, the modern equivalent of the slave trade. “Nuclear deterrence and the threat
From “CHRIST ACTUALLY: The Son of God for the Secular Age” by James Carroll, to be published Nov. 13. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. Copyright © 2014 by James Carroll. In the beginning, Jesus was a boy with whom to identify. A favored