These are the stats. What would it be like if the next Pope were not European or even from the northern Hemisphere? The big change in this picture of a devout world is the role of Europe. According to a December Pew study of “Global Christianity,” faith in Jesus is no longer a Euro-centric phenomenon. [...]
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http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2590/archbishops-review-of-when-i-was-a-child-i-read-books The above is your site for the Archbishop’s review of Marilynne Robinson’s latest …When I was a Child I read books. Try it out…what a treasure MR is!
I just got the essays and I think they are excellent. They cover economics, social policy, religion and literature. They make the case for the best in us building a humane world based on what can be done for the common good. Sharp mind and good heart. Highly recommended.
“Ten years of my life have been consumed in correspondence and litigation about my book Dubliners. It was rejected by 40 publishers; three times set up and once burnt. It cost me about 3,000 francs in postage, fees, train and boat fare for I was in correspondence with 110 newspapers, 7 solicitors, 3 societies, 40 [...]
After complaining the usual complaint, why do the wicked prosper? Habbakuk TODAY concludes with this MOST helpful bit of scripture that I know…the vision is delayed and gets further and further away below the horizon when all the time we thought it was coming over the horizon. So today I am reminded: I will stand [...]
1984 Sally Fields made what seemed like one of the “save the farm” movies prevailing then. But it was about the Eucharist, John 6 especially. Highly recommended and I say no more. Spoilers. But you must wait to the last few minutes. I had people stop me and the nuns I was with after the [...]
About this day in 1942 Edith Stein and her sister Rosa were murdered in Auschwitz. They were both Catholics, Edith a Carmelite nun. She would have been a philosopher (as chief assistant to Husserl) but being a woman blocker her career. She was a superb teacher at a convent school in Speyer but Jews were [...]
THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS by Henry Adams how to share a life with an original thinker. His book on Chartres etc well worn. This one less so. THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE by William James I wondered how so many American writers knew John of the Cross (Hemingway AND TS Eliot) and this book [...]
The book of the Bible used the most in worship is the book of Psalms. I could never “sell” a workshop on the psalms so I disguised the topic by saying the workshop was about praying with the whole self. Here is today’s psalm. Responsorial Psalm Ps 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34 R. (14c) Lord, in your [...]
This is a homily on the raising of Lazarus preached by Sarah who is an Episcopalian. I believe she lost a child and this homily comes from that experience and her faith. And there is something more than that, even, something more fundamental to the order of the universe: that God is redeeming the universe [...]