Category Archives: Social Justice

A Panorama of Popes

Last week I read a very thought-provoking essay in Commonweal magazine on the two popes being canonized on April 27, soon-to-be Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Provocatively, it was titled, “The Odd Couple,” perhaps because of perceived differences … Continue reading

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The “Turkish Pope”

In the courtyard of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Istanbul (in Turkish, “Sentantuan”), stands a beautiful and richly symbolic statue of the man who will be canonized as Pope Saint John XXIII in a few weeks, on … Continue reading

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Catholicism Video Series

Catholicism Video Series: Learn More About the Catholic Faith – Every Thursday, 7-8:30 pm in the Parish Center Catholicism is groundbreaking documentary series by Fr. Robert Barron, who uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

There are few real villains in the New Testament. Certainly the religious leaders don’t come off very well, and the same for Pontius Pilate. But no one really compares to King Herod. There are in fact different people referred to … Continue reading

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Beyond Tolerance: Mutual Understanding

In a pleasant park-like setting in southern Turkey near Antalya, the “Garden of Tolerance” stands as a witness to the hope that peoples of all faiths will collaborate in building a world of peace under the One God. A Christian … Continue reading

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