Who Is My Brother?
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In my family, we have a rule that everyone has learned to accept over the years: it’s okay to disagree with each other. It’s okay to discuss our disagreements—even passionately. Continue »
Inside This Issue
You don't get bigger by making other people feel smaller.
When Jesus appointed his twelve disciples, he chose fishermen and tax collectors—everyday tradesmen and the equivalent of office workers. Continue »
We don't have to settle for divisions among Christians.
We humans are a funny breed. At one moment, we are arguing with a family member, growing more and more angry. Continue »
How can we help people if we don't love them
The time had come for Jesus to begin his journey to Jerusalem—and to the cross. He knew that word of his teachings and miracles had gone ahead of him, so he was cautious about entering certain villages. Continue »
St. Hildegard of Bingen
We live in fearful times. A quick glance at the news turns up floods of warnings about economic distress, wars and threats of wars, natural disasters, and dozens of other terrifying possibilities. Continue »
An unexpected encounter taught me how to look—and how to pray.
The other day, I went into Manhattan for a meeting on 31st Street. Afterwards I decided to take a stroll around midtown. It was a beautiful summer day. The temperature was just right, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Continue »
How to Pray through a Holy Season
We often think of Advent merely as the four-week period just before Christmas—a time when we look forward to Jesus’ coming to live among us. But in reality, this season is a kind of sacrament that can help us be alert for the many different ways Jesus comes to us all year long. Continue »