The God Trump Card

In part because I was lucky enough to receive an excellent theological education from grade school through seminary, I wince when I hear someone start a sentence with, “God says…” or even, “The Bible says…” Quoting the Bible does not mean quoting God, and even quoting the Bible has to be done with great careContinue reading “The God Trump Card”

Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com. “In a remarkable interview released last week, Pope Francis said the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and said it should focus more on socioeconomic issues…” Read the rest of the debate and let usContinue reading “Did the Pope Tip the Political Scales in the U.S.? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com”

Peace Be with You

via Peace Be with You. by Claire Bischoff In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 24:35-48), Jesus utters a seemingly simple greeting upon appearing to his disciples after his resurrection: “Peace be with you.” It is the same salutation we offer to others sitting around us at mass each week for the kiss of peace. Saying “peace be withContinue reading “Peace Be with You”