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First Sunday of Advent: Whom shall we encounter?

Scripture for Life: Rarely do we take time to think about and explore the rhetoric and imagery for "God" in Scripture and lectionary texts.

Three books about peacemaking offer solidarity, solace and hope

Review: The Linn family's encounter with active nonviolence, poems by Lawrence Joseph about struggling with God and self, and a collection of stories from those who seek peaceful solutions to violence make up this fall's books roundup.

Advent Reflections: Week one

Advent Reflections: Join Dan Schutte in a virtual reflection for Advent. This first week of Advent is the beginning of our journey into discovering God once again, this year, this time. 

EarthBeat Weekly: In Advent, simple living brings abundant life

Advent reflection series invites us to live more gently on the Earth

Eternal Word

Pencil Preaching for Friday, November 27, 2020

Like Joe Biden, many Catholics find the rosary to be a comfort and anchor in crisis

Long a staple of Catholic life, the rosary is back in the spotlight with the election of Joe Biden, who will become the nation’s second Catholic president when he is inaugurated in January. The president-elect often carries a set of rosary beads with him that once belonged to his son Beau, who died in 2015.  

High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

The court’s action was a victory for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues that had sued to challenge state restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Oct. 6.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Thanksgiving is celebrated a bit differently with Francis and Brother Leo.

Your thoughts on abortion, Biden and the US bishops

Your thoughts: The president of the U.S. bishops' conference surprised some fellow bishops at the end of the virtual assembly with the announcement of the formation of a working group to examine President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion.

The rumble in Dorothy Day's soul still quakes 40 years after her death

Commentary: The most influential lay person in the history of American Catholicism may not be a household name or even well known in every Catholic institution, but some 150 houses of hospitality carry on in Dorothy Day's wake.