Faith: Catholic

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    “Native spirituality is taking deeper roots within the hearts of Christian people,” says Sister Kateri Mitchell, a member of Mohawk Nation and the Sisters of St. Anne who directs the annual National Tekakwitha Conference for Native American Catholics. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We know that faith-rooted justice is what builds bridges. Faith-rooted justice takes care of all of our earth, takes care of our people, takes care of our politics,” says Sister Simone Campbell, director of a national Catholic social justice lobby. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re tapping into all of this long history of practices that have gone before us honoring this season of Hallowtide in the church,” says Terri Lynn Simpson, former assistant director and program coordinator at Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. More

    October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We often hear of the tragedies and some of the complaints about people coming in that are outsiders,” says Sean Callahan, chief operating officer of Catholic Relief Services, who was just in the Balkans where thousands of migrants keep arriving every day. “Mostly what we’ve seen is people uniting, bringing welcoming gifts, warm clothes and things, and joining in as volunteers in this humanitarian effort.” More

    October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    The 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration on the relation of the church to non-Christian religions transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate had its roots “in the shame and realizations of Christians after the Holocaust for what has been done to Jews,” according to Rev. Dennis McManus of Georgetown University. More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Watch additional video clips of Kim Lawton’s interview with Rabbi Noam Marans of the American Jewish Committee about the legacy of Nostra Aetate. More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “The impact of Nostra Aetate over the last five decades has been extraordinary. Perhaps the greatest sign of this is that to young people, like undergraduates at my university, Nostra Aetate doesn’t seem extraordinary at all.” More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “The commitment of both Jews and Catholics to overcoming the past, and especially the warm personal relationships that have developed at the highest levels as well as locally, have made constructive engagement and honest exchange possible, even about difficult subjects.” More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “The pope looks at the world in a different way. He looks at the world, he looks at economics, he looks at the environment, politics from the bottom up, from the outside in, and those aren’t Washington’s priorities or Washington’s ways. So we’ve had an alternative vision and a great example, and my hope is we listened, we learned, and we maybe even might follow his example,” says John Carr, director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life. More

    October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    American Catholics, says Rev. Thomas Reese of National Catholic Reporter, live out their faith in the local parish, and “they want to meet somebody like Pope Francis. And if the clergy and the bishops and the people aren’t like Pope Francis, or namely like Jesus, more welcoming, compassionate, loving, they’re going to turn around and never come back.” More

    September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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