John Paul II

John Paul II

What can the East Antarctic teach about the emptiness within us? That's a question I hadn't even pondered until the writer Jason C. Anthony sent us this lyrical essay and photos of his years spent on this landscape:

John Paul II's papacy was dramatic and historic on many fronts. We explore some of the critical religious issues of his 26 years as pontiff and discusses the great and contradictory impact he made on the Catholic Church in America and abroad.

Familiar with Jesus Malverde or Santa Muerte? The popularity of the original narco-saint and "saint of death" are on the rise, and are being worshipped by drug traffickers, gang members, and locals in Mexico and the U.S., are saints growing in popularity. One hitch: they are not approved by the Roman Catholic Church.

By acknowledging our shared humanity, we can begin to build bridges, friendships, and relationships — and heal past memories and create new ones.

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