What are the origins of communion, and what is its deepest social relevance? Two leading theologians of communion describe a ritual that is not just personally meaningful for the believer, but also collectively and ethically challenging for Christians.
A great public theologian and historian, Martin Marty offers personal and historical perspective on religion in modern life — including the nature of fundamentalism, and the decline of America's mainline Protestant majority as Evangelical Christianity gains in influence.
A boy wears a tunic featuring the Virgin of Guadalupe during services in Mexico. (photo: Daniel Cristán/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0)
Reflections from Belfast on the opportunity of Ash Wednesday: "Lent is less for giving up, and more for making space."
The French geologist connects Dorothy Day, seismic activity, empathy, and the ability of the heart to continue to learn.
Reconciling childhood recollections with the complexity of abortion.