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    Easter becomes “a very thin, generic festival,” says author Rev. Fleming Rutledge, without “looking into the grave and then saying we rejoice with the risen Christ.” Only then, she says, can flowers “give us the gladness that comes with the unrepeatable quality of the resurrection.” More

    March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    As the US and Cuba restore diplomatic ties, is the Cuban government also becoming less hostile to religion and the church; a charity is restoring disabled people’s mobility and sense of dignity—free of charge; and we travel to New Mexico … More

    March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    With the approval of plans to build the first new Catholic church in over 50 years and Pope Francis’s recent visit to the country, there are signs of increasing openness to religious life in Cuba after 50 years of repressive Communist rule. More

    March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Jaipur Foot provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs. That’s important in a country where disability still carries a deep stigma, according to the group’s founder D.R. Mehta. “They can go and work back in their field, factory, or shop, earn their living. They acquire social respect, and they acquire self-confidence again.” More

    March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    During Maundy Thursday and Good Friday “pilgrimage becomes a metaphor for life,” says Rev. Kenneth Semon of the Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe. “We’re following our Lord, who goes before us.” More

    March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    The Catholic Church under Pope Francis may be open to reform on divorce, contraceptives, and marriage; the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims wants to end poverty, encourage peace, and foster religious understanding.

    March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Islam believes fundamentally that the spiritual and material worlds are inextricably connected. Faith is a force that should deepen our concern for our worldly habitat, for embracing its challenges, and for improving the quality of human life.” More

    March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Pope Francis may soon release his greatly anticipated response to a key bishops’ meeting on family issues that took place last fall. At that meeting, bishops discussed the church’s response to a host of issues, including some that are very controversial. The bishops were especially divided over whether the church should change its rules against communion for divorced Catholics who have remarried. Many American Catholics have been pushing for that change and others. More

    March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Combat veterans are coming home from our recent wars with deep moral injuries as well as physical wounds; when these Benedictine sisters are not praying for the world, they are working their 300-acre Colorado cattle ranch; and the days before … More

    March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “It’s morally urgent just as we send citizen soldiers to war that we bring citizen soldiers home,” says Georgetown University philosophy professor Nancy Sherman. Despite the moral hurt and guilt combatants feel, civilian society can help them recover “a sense of goodness about yourself, to empathize with the good part of you.” More

    March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments