Month: August 2017

Different Faiths, One Desire Meet in New York

Fr. Carl Chudy, SX If you ever heard the joke about a priest, rabbi, and imam who got together, you may find it delightfully surprising that priests, rabbis, and imams, among other religious believers get together with great frequency all over the world, even in White Plains, New York,...

Who Do You Say I Am?

Fr. Joe Matteucig, superior of our community in Holliston, Massachusetts, delivered an inspiring homily on the Sunday gospel for the 21st week in ordinary time.  (Matthew 16: 13-20) The image above is the name of Jesus written in the ancient Aramaic style. The gospels record several very pointed, poignant,...

Challenges of the Church in Alto Solimões, Brazil

Tucked in the triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, southwest of the state of Amazonas, the diocese of Altos Solimões, faces major challenges to promote evangelization in the largest biome on the planet. According to Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, bishop of the diocese, the first challenge is that...

Calling Out the Real Evil

Mr. Ed Mechmann is the Director of Public Policy and the Safe Environment Program for the Archdiocese of New York. Recently he shared this blog post on STEPPING OUT OF THE BOAT, his own blog for the Archdiocese. In the aftermath of #Charlottesville and so many other tragedies, we...

Social and Political Ecumenism from Africa

In the light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the great progress of dialogue between the Catholic Church the the Lutheran Church, we wanted to share a perspective from our mission in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Fr. Luis Birabaluge, Xaverian Missionary in Sierra Leone shares with us...
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