Culture: Let's drop the bomb
There's no time like the present to abandon the greatest threat to our future, says the late Bishop Leroy Matthiesen in Sounding Board. Catholics and their bishops should lobby for total disarmament, lest our nuclear nightmare become reality.
Life: Veggie tales
Much like Merton and de Mello, peas, carrots, and beans make great spiritual masters, writes Bryan Cones.
Church: Right before your very eyes
Beauty is in the eye, and the face, of the believer, writes Alice Camille in her meditation on the Transfiguration.
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The Examined Life: Can we stop making stuff up about the new translations?
Catholic News Service has begun a series on the new Mass translations coming November 27 to a parish near you. Today's story offers a bit of wishful thinking on how terms like "consubstantial" (in the creed) will be received by the under-20 set.
The Examined Life: USCCB report on the debt deal: Bad for the poor
John Carr of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development has little good to say and a lot of bad news on this week's debt deal in a report released Wednesday.
Margin Notes: Ohio bishop discourages support for Komen Foundation
Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio issued a statement last month discouraging parishes and parochial schools from raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, expressing concern that the foundation could one day fund embryonic stem cell research.
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