Life: Sermon on the mound
New York University president John Sexton thinks the path to God may lie somewhere between first base and home plate, writes James Breig.
Church: Can a Catholic receive communion at a Protestant church?
Should you go up to communion at your best friend's wedding--even though it's at an Episcopal church? Kevin Considine says the only thing black and white about this issue is the wedding attire.
Culture: Work hard, pray hard
How did a world-famous Trappist monk and the co-founder of the Catholic Worker become pen pals? Jim Forest tells the inside story of the friendship between Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.
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The Examined Life: Nothing to see here (but an indicted bishop)
In the continuing saga of the repulsive tale of Father Shawn Ratigan in Kansas City, Missouri comes a disturbing, if not surprising, approach to the recent indictment of the diocesan bishop, Robert Finn, on charges of failing to report child sexual abuse, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in prison.
Margin Notes: Thoughts on World Food Day
Given the state of the U.S. economy, it's not shocking that families are struggling to put food on the table, children are increasingly among those going hungry, and foreign aid that helps feed people across the globe is on the chopping block of our nation's budget.
The Examined Life: Tea, Wall Street, and Catholicism
By now, you've probably read or heard enough commentaries about why Occupy Wall Street is both the best and worst thing that could happen in America.
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