Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pope Francis rips ‘bloodsucking’ bosses and prosperity theology

Originally at: http://religionnews.com/2016/05/19/pope-francis-rips-bloodsucking-bosses-and-prosperity-theology/ by Rosie Scammell VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has blasted employers who do not provide health care as bloodsucking leeches and he also took aim at the popular “theology of prosperity” in a pointed sermon on the dangers of … Continue reading

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THE SISTERS WHO TREAT THE UNTREATABLE

Originally at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/magazine/the-sisters-who-treat-the-untreatable.html?_r=0 by GILLIAN LAUB and BROOKE JARVIS At the beginning of the 20th century, sick Americans typically died at home. By the middle of it, they mostly died in hospitals. And yet this great transformation in the geography of death … Continue reading

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St. Edith Stein’s prayer to the Holy Spirit

Originally at: https://enlargingtheheart.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-who-are-you-sweet-light-that-fills-me-and-illumines-the-darkness-of-my-heart/ Who are you, sweet light, that fills me And illumines the darkness of my heart? You lead me like a mother’s hand, And should you let go of me, I would not know how to take another … Continue reading

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Theology and Philosophy: Can They Survive in the Modern University?

Originally at: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2016/05/10/4459489.htm by John Haldane John Haldane is J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, Texas, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney. There is a general sense that it is not … Continue reading

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Two Germans, two takes on Islam and democracy

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2016/05/10/two-germans-two-takes-on-islam-and-democracy/ by Thomas D. Williams At different times, two celebrated German prelates have offered radically different opinions regarding Islam’s compatibility with Western civilization. One, the current cardinal archbishop of Cologne, has argued that Islam is as compatible with the European … Continue reading

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Muslim Leaders Wage Theological Battle, Stoking ISIS’ Anger

Originally at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/us/isis-threatens-muslim-preachers-who-are-waging-theological-battle-online.html by  LAURIE GOODSTEIN As the military and political battle against the Islamic State escalates, Muslim imams and scholars in the West are fighting on another front — through theology. Imam Suhaib Webb, a Muslim leader in Washington, has … Continue reading

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Pope’s Address at Being Awarded Charlemagne Prize

Below is the Vatican-provided text of the address Pope Francis gave after having been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification, today in the Vatican: … Continue reading

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