Spirituality

August 21, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”).

July 29, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Pope Francis' July 9, 2015, request for "forgiveness" for "crimes co

July 13, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

On July 9 the Associated Press reported that while visiting La Paz, Bolivia, “Pope Francis apologized…for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas,” (story by Nicole Winfield and Frank Bajak).

June 23, 2015
By:
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Father Francis,

June 06, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

At the University of Oregon (U of O), just south of the administration building, amidst the beautiful green scenery of the campus, is a bronze statue, “The Pioneer Mother.” On the front panel of the statue’s pedestal is the Latin word “PAX” (“Peace”).

May 03, 2015
By:
David MacKinnon & Sandra J.T.M. Evers

Can the European discovery and acquisition of land in America, either in intent or execution, be properly characterized as a project to pursue the “holy and praiseworthy” work of encouraging the rise and spread of the Catholic faith?

April 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome.

April 25, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Pope Francis recently trumped political correctness on yet another sensitive topic: the Turkish massacre of Armenian people 100 years ago.

February 20, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

The San Carlos Apache battle cry, sounded by San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S.

February 12, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Are you puzzled about the violence of the Islamic State, how killing and torture can be justified by religious doctrines? Have you thought that Muslim violence today echoes Christian violence in the Crusades and the Inquisition?

February 06, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Just when we thought the Papacy might be ready to confront its historical role in dispossessing and dominating indigenous peoples around the world, Pope Francis decides to carry forward the process started by John Paul II to make a saint of the man who founded the

February 04, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Quite a number of articles of late have asked whether it’s a good idea for Pope Francis to declare Franciscan priest Junipero Serra to be a Catholic saint. Most of the discussion has remained narrowly focused on Serra personally.

November 12, 2014
By:
Andre Cramblit

The basis of the religion of the local people relies on individual effort through ritual cleanliness and ceremonies that include the entire tribe.

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