Whenever a new Bible translation comes out, questions arise about changes to familiar passages. I was pleased to see the CEB use the word "disciple" to refer to the mysterious young man who appears in Mark 14:51-52, after the 12 disciples desert Jesus and run away.
We use flippancy and irony to shield ourselves from feeling. We relegate love to the realm of the romantic and sentimental, and dismiss it.
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"Occupy Wall Street may not come up with solutions, but at least it is asking the right questions in a nonviolent setting," says Shane Claiborne. "I don't believe that love can be forced, but I believe it can be provoked."
The emphasis on patients' rights and autonomy has been a weak remedy for medicalized death.
It takes a lifetime, as well as a remarkable life, to write a book like Eleonore Stump's Wandering in Darkness.
Last week, Faith in Public Life asked Rick Santorum if he agrees with the Catholic teaching that public policy should include a "preferential option for the poor." He appeared to be unfamiliar with the concept.