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Compassion and critical thinking are values we share with morally-sensitive secular humanists and with good people in every religious tradition globally. These values are equally central to the very best of Catholic tradition, not a threat to its survival.
"I have chosen to be a teacher because I want to help children and to keep the generation moving forward... When I teach
Pope Francis is able to attract the masses as they thirst for hope and hunger for love. As we struggle with the dangers of climate change, social inequality, racial division, and xenophobia, the Pope does not turn a blind eye to these issues, he challenges us to face them and to make changes and act to work for justice.
As the first Jesuit pope visited the United States, the first openly-gay Jesuit priest went to heaven. As John McNeill passed through the pearly gates, Saint Peter asked, "Where's your partner, Charlie?"
Not only before Congress, but throughout his days in three cities, Pope Francis taught by word and by example. The modest Fiat, dwarfed by oversized SUVs, was no game. He appeared more at home with immigrant children in Harlem than he did with the most powerful people in the world.
The key is that the experience of God is not confined and God can be found in all things. With this framework, ordinary life becomes rich, as it is a place where one can encounter God and the extraordinary can be found.
He’s the first pope from the Society of Jesus.
More than 130,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border to Ethiopia escape human rights abuses. Eritrean youth flee forced indefinite military conscription as well as torture at the hands of an oppressive government.
In our modern world has the Supreme Court one upped all Catholicism, by showing more reason, compassion and understanding of gays? Has the Supreme Court taken the place of the Church, exhibiting more humanity than she?
With the country's first Catholic Settlement, the State's first Biological Lab, an important archeological conservation lab, a Naval Air Station, ancient fossils for the taking, incredible kayaking and a burgeoning food scene, this unsung, but incredibly important region -- within an hour's drive of Washington D.C. -- won't be unsung for long.
As a refugee, "you're looking at a future where employment is uncertain and I suppose education is probably the one hope
By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!
Fordham University's award of an honorary degree to John Brennan, an unapologetic advocate of torture, is a scandal for Christians, a dark moment in the university's history, and a betrayal of its Catholic commitment to human dignity.
Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.
Only an asthmatic may fully ever understand how beautiful your first deep or semi-deep breath feels after laboring in panic for whatever oxygen your lungs have been willing to suck in only moments prior.
At their best, Jesuits implement their founder's strengths: Ignatius was a practical mystic. He stared at the stars on Rome's rooftops by night and administered his order like a grand strategist by day
As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed to bless same-sex unions through sacramental marriage.
When and how did Pope Francis come to these views and where did they come from? What resistance has Pope Francis had from
The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.