“We live out our awareness that we are called to be the Body of Christ”

A friend sent this my way, from an Anglo-Catholic parish, St. Paul’s, in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC. They’re looking for a new rector, and have published a Rector Qualification Sheet, which describes the parish, its mission, and what it seeks for the new boss. I like how the parish describes itself: In our [Read More...]

It’s Monday. I’m sure a lot of us feel this way.

Oh, yeah… [Read more...]

What’s up with the Jesuits?

Blogger and teacher Matt Emerson poses the question over at the CNN Belief blog:   Is Andrew Garfield, star of films such as “The Social Network” and “The Amazing Spiderman,” considering the priesthood? Last month, paparazzi snapped a picture of Garfield walking as he carried “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything,” the Rev. James Martin’s insightful overview [Read More...]

A new Catholic Bible? Check out “The Message”

Those of us who grew up with the “Good News for Modern Man” in the 1970s can be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu. But here’s some news about a new translation of the Bible that you’ll be hearing about, from NCR: The Message is relatively unknown to Catholics because it is a Protestant [Read More...]

The world’s most successful coach of endurance runners is…a Catholic missionary?!

Yep. Great story about a remarkable man, whose legacy has been dubbed “the stuff of legend in Kenya”: In 2012, David Rudisha, a Masai warrior from Kenya, ran what many say was the greatest race in the history of the Olympics. He led the 800m final from the front and smashed his own world record, [Read More...]

Standing ovation: Thomas Peters’ recovery continues

One year after his horrific, life-changing accident, he’s just posted this video: Read all about it, and more, at his blog.  His wife notes: Today we invite you to pray and celebrate with us for all the grace and beauty that has come out of the accident. We are grateful beyond words for the outpouring of love and [Read More...]

“The world’s first transgendered Roman Catholic consecrated maiden”?

Details:  As the world’s first transgendered Roman Catholic consecrated maiden, Tia Michelle Pesando has many reasons for wanting to prove Why God Doesn’t Hate You, which is also the name of her new book. The 35-year-old London resident says the extensive research she did while writing her book shows God’s love for everyone, regardless of [Read More...]

After compromise with Catholic Church, New York street to be named for George Carlin

From The Daily News:  Legendary comedian George Carlin now has a Manhattan street named in his honor, but it took a compromise with an old nemesis — the Catholic Church — to make it happen. Mayor de Blasio signed legislation Wednesday renaming W. 121st St. between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Ave. as “George Carlin Way” [Read More...]

Pierce Brosnan: “Being Catholic, it’s ingrained in my DNA”

Details:  The 61-year-old actor was left devastated when his first wife Cassandra Harris died from ovarian cancer in 1991 and his adopted daughter Charlotte succumbed to the same disease last year, and thinks his religious beliefs and upbringing have given him the strength he needed to carry on. Asked how he gets through his dark [Read More...]

Must-see video: one man receives the gift of life

The man happens to be my former CBS News colleague Phil Jones. His story is told in the video below, a report by another former CBS News correspondent, Bob Faw. It was broadcast this weekend on PBS’s Religious & Ethics Newsweekly. Among other things, it’s a story of faith—and life, thanks to adult stem cells. [Read More...]


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