The real St. Francis

Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.

Luminous at the end

My sister’s last 40 days

Modern medicine makes it difficult to die. Often, treatment seems to prolong not living so much as dying. With no earthly hope, Regan was spared all this.

Policing and race

Scandal and New Girl are not ordinarily “about” race. But as national conversations on police violence intensify, they’ve stepped into the discussion.

Counting the faithful

One practical lesson of the Pew report is on the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.

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Reflections of the Lectionary

Reflections on the Lectionary

Trinity Sunday

May 31, 2015

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