The lasting legacy of St. Charles de Foucauld

Contributing editor Russell Shaw looks at the life and legacy of Blessed Charles de Foucauld, a French priest whose canonization was announced by the Vatican in late May. De Foucauld joined the military as a young man but had a dramatic conversion,

Responding with tenderness to a violent world

Renée Darline Roden writes about responding with tenderness to a violent world. Two years ago, Pope Francis convened a conference on the theology of tenderness, as present in his own theology. Our decision to act with tenderness recalls the tenderness of God’s

Understanding the Transfiguration

D.D. Emmons writes about the feast of the Transfiguration, a liturgical celebration every August sixth that often slips by with limited attention; yet, it is an episode that proclaims Jesus as the Son of God, the Messiah. Jesus along with Peter and

The family calendar after lockdown

Leonard DeLorenzo observes that the gift in the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic is a kind of reset in the standard way of doing things. We are going to call what comes after “normal” no matter what it is. Now is the

The 7 habits of highly peaceful people

Writer Victor M. Palachin offers seven habits of highly peaceful people. To have inner peace on earth simply means increasing attitudes and actions that bring calm and tranquility while reducing those that generate disorder and chaos.

The redemption of Bartolomé de Las Casas

The Servant of God Bartolomé de Las Casas was once a priest who owned slaves. While writing a homily for Pentecost, he was influenced by a verse from Sirach. He became thoroughly convinced of the humanity of native people, renounced his claim

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