Monthly Archives: August 2015

Stephen Colbert welcomes Pope Francis to the U.S.A.

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Benedictine spirituality in the world

On an alternative to the “Benedict Option”:

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Originally at: by  DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS Last summer the world looked on in horror as ISIS swept through north Iraq, home to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians, and Yazidis. Hundreds of thousands fled before them, but thousands more starved to death … Continue reading

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German Catholic Church in Freefall

Originally at: by  THOMAS D. WILLIAMS In 2014, the Catholic Church in Germany lost a greater number of faithful than in any previous year in its history for which there are records: 218,000 people–39,000 more than the previous year. The … Continue reading

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13 Times Pope Francis Switched Up His Style

Originally at: by Carol Kuruvilla Pope Francis is a man of the people. Since he was ordained in March 2013, he has made bold choices that point to his humility and simplicity: From his decision to stay in a Vatican hotel rather … Continue reading

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We are displaced people; we wonder what is next. Iraq’s Christians

by Sr. Maria Hanna, OP (in Iraq)  /  Aug. 5, 2015 As we approach the first anniversary of our displacement, we look back and recall the past 12 months. We undertake this recollection to call to mind what the Lord … Continue reading

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The Missing Century, Revisited

Originally at: by  Philip Jenkins My last post was a near-despairing attempt to locate a spiritual and/or political crisis that might have produced the amazing story told in Deutero-Zechariah, chapters 9 through 14 of that text. (See earlier posts for … Continue reading

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