Church: The times they were a-changin'
Love them or hate them, the 1960s changed the church for good, argues historian Father Mark Massa, S.J. in this U.S. Catholic interview. The biggest change was the idea that the church can actually change.
Culture: Five Questions with Akbar Ahmed
There is more to Islam than what you see on the evening news, says Ambassador Akbar Ahmed in his interview with Megan Sweas. Real dialogue begins with the Muslim next door.
Life: Proud to be an American Catholic
American Catholics make up almost a quarter of the country's population, and a diverse quarter of population it is. We include refugees, immigrants from everywhere, Native Americans, and families who trace their roots to the first settlers. We've been baptized at birth, age 90, and every age between. We like Gregorian chant, folk music, and Southern hymns. We belong to all the political parties from Tea to Green. In other words, we reflect America.
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The Examined Life: Catholic flat-Earthers--almost anyway
From the pages of the you-cannot-be-serious in yesterday's Chicago Tribune: There is a group of Catholics--actually members of the schismatic Society of St. Pius X--who believe that the sun revolves around the earth, contrary to all demonstrable scientific fact.
The Examined Life: Bishops could learn from politicians who resign
Last week was a big news week for Chicago. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 out of 20 charges of corruption, including attempting to sell the Senate seat formerly held by Barack Obama.
American and Catholic: Church and country are places to come home to
If home is where the heart is, guest blogger Ginny Kubitz Moyer's heart is in a Catholic church in the land of the free.
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