Brother Paul
May 6, 2011
Brother Paul
Brother Paul Quenon, who was inspired to write by his mentor Thomas Merton, says “the purpose of the monastic life in the modern world is to show that we don’t need a purpose. The purpose of life is life.”
May 6, 2011
Holy Relics
May 6, 2011
Holy Relics
Praying with the relics of a saint, says Walters Art Museum curator Martina Bagnoli, was “a kind of way of channeling your prayer to heaven.”
May 6, 2011
David Cortright: Killing Bin Laden
May 3, 2011
David Cortright: Killing Bin Laden
Watch excerpts from our conversation with the director of policy studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on some of the ethical and moral issues at stake in the US raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden.
May 3, 2011
Path to Sainthood
April 29, 2011
Path to Sainthood
The Catholic Church’s complex system for declaring someone a saint has evolved since the thirteenth century.
April 29, 2011
The Saints: “Flesh and Blood Human Beings”
April 29, 2011
The Saints: “Flesh and Blood Human Beings”
Watch more about the deeply personal roles saints can play for individual Catholics.
April 29, 2011
Sainthood Process: Thousands of Pages
April 29, 2011
Sainthood Process: Thousands of Pages
Watch more about the documentation that must be gathered before someone can be proclaimed a saint.
April 29, 2011
Holocaust Remembrance
April 29, 2011
Holocaust Remembrance
“In that courtroom in Jerusalem 50 years ago, people heard the voices of those victims in a way that they hadn’t heard them before,” says Deborah Lipstadt, professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University and the author of “The Eichmann Trial.”
April 29, 2011
Prison Yoga
April 29, 2011
Prison Yoga
At the central jail in Bhopal, India, the prison superintendent says a yoga program calms the jail’s atmosphere and speeds the release of inmates.
April 29, 2011
Lifta
April 22, 2011
Lifta
“We are Jews. We don’t have to save the Palestinian heritage,” says Itzik Shweky of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites.
April 22, 2011
Moral Questions and Military Intervention
April 15, 2011
Moral Questions and Military Intervention
A Yale Law School professor considers what force should be used for in a just world and says intervening militarily to protect people being slaughtered by their own government is "an enormous break with America’s practice."
April 15, 2011
Stephen L. Carter: The Moral Language of War
April 15, 2011
Stephen L. Carter: The Moral Language of War
In a new book called "The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama," Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter ponders the vocabulary of just and unjust war and the significance of using the American military for humanitarian interventions.
April 15, 2011
Passover Themes
April 15, 2011
Passover Themes
Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, says Passover is "the centerpiece of the Jewish moral imagination and the Jewish collective memory."
April 15, 2011
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