An annotated list of lectionaries and lectionary supplements and proposals.
The RCL includes a few "optional" readings, to be subbed in as needed. Of course, it's all optional—and there are other lectionaries out there.
I have great respect and gratitude for our democratic system. But my respect and gratitude are being tried.
Pope Francis understands that people are rarely argued into the church, but they are often loved into it.
Sometimes it feels like a thick mist has descended on us, distorting communication. But then a face shines through the mist and dispels it.
Portugal no longer sends out missionaries on any scale, but Brazil has taken up that mantle. Worldwide, one in 11 Christians speak Portuguese.
All Bonhoeffer scholarship recognizes his advocacy for nonviolence. Some goes farther, arguing that this was an overriding commitment that trumped all others.
Chesterton wrote that what St. Benedict stored, St. Francis scattered. It was a prophetic phrase.
Welsh poet and priest R. S. Thomas had a creative energy that spanned the second half of the 20th century.
The two best writers on American ways of death, burial and grieving have given us our best book on funerals.
In case you haven't noticed, Duck Dynasty is ruling the world. And the popular reality show has a prayer in every episode.