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Penance — a Possible Response to Profound Moral Injury?

Here is a question that I do not have an answer to, but that I hope some of you who are deeply involved in pastoral ministry might.   I was asked this question by a former student who is currently ministering in the context of a V.A. hospital.  Confronted with military service-members who had committed, […]

In the Face of Death: Peace at the Last

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post about a brief ritual, created by the Diocese of Speyer, Germany, for those accompanying the dying and present at the moment of death.  Different from the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, this blessing ritual (Sterbesegen) could be used by anybody, lay or ordained.  […]

Reading Council Documents Well

Choosing either Vatican I or Vatican II does not clarify the truth of the church’s nature and mission.

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To the Victor . . .

As I looked at those centuries-old structures in Spain, built by religious folk whose gods had beaten another’s, I thought of the increasing number of razed or re-purposed church buildings in the U.S. and found myself wondering what might or might not be left of current structures in the year 2500. Who will be viewed as the conquered or conqueror? I don’t pretend to be a savvy prognosticator, but I do believe that history is beginning to be written…today.

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Jerry Galipeau Leaving WLP

Today is his last day at WLP, after 17 years there.

Letter from Manchester

A call for prayer: Reflection on the aftermath of the Manchester bombing from a healthcare chaplain.

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Ars Praedicandi: Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

The Lord whom we glorify in song at each Liturgy is the same Lord who never ceases to pray that those whom he has chosen will be one, as he and the Father are one.

New Study on Religion and Nationality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Pew Research Center has published a new study of religion and national identity in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ars praedicandi: Sunday of the Paralytic

For us, the content of this new, very human life is to really become glorified human beings who are without sin.

First Communion: Questions from an Eastern Christian

an you imagine your Church celebrating the communion of infants who have been fully initiated into the Church?