Adolf Hitler spent a fortune in 1936 to buy a painting and hang it in his office. A secluded isle, surrounded by the boundless mysterious sea, is approached by a […]
“Eat your vegetables”, parents will often advise their children at the table. A few years ago, however, the common advice in Europe was very different: “Be careful with raw vegetables.” An […]
The mind of a teenage boy is, I am discovering, a fearful and wonderful thing. Beautiful, strange, unpredictable, irrational, surprisingly generous, unspeakably kind, maddening… All within a few hours, sometimes. […]
The latest findings from the Pew Forum show that religious attendance and affiliation have continued to drop over the last three decades in the United States, a nation long considered […]
I was returning from Rome recently and flying back to my home town of Turin in northern Italy. It was evening and as we flew in as I glanced out […]
We might just learn that we live in a universe more gracious and more benevolent than we thought, a place of discipline and hard work but also of little surprises and opportunities just around the corner, a reality being redeemed by providence, generosity, and grace. Even for bank robbing small time crooks.
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C died on Thursday, February 26, at the age of 97. Fr. Ted, as he was known, served as the president of the University of Notre […]
There is a religious mindset which insists that prayers must be said in a particular way, for instance hands together, eyes closed, kneeling, standing, bowing…or perhaps all of the above […]