Day: October 21, 2012

If Barack Obama is the “wrong kind of Christian” so are most of us

“The kind of faith that Obama articulates is not the sort of Christianity that’s understood by the media or by a large swath of Christians in the U.S.,” says [Diana Butler] Bass, a progressive Christian. “He’s a different kind of Christian, and the media and the public awareness needs to reawaken to that fact.”

Native American saint stirs controversy

Some see it as a story of commitment and strength and an affirmation of Native Americans’ place in the Catholic Church. Others view it as the result of the excesses and arrogance of colonialism, the suppression of Native American tradition and culture, and the remnants of a missionary tradition that forced its narrow understanding of faith on others.

Do not cheat the poor

Ecclesiasticus 4:1-10 1 Corinthians 4:1-10 Matthew 16:13-20 Psalm 148, 149, 150 (Morning) Psalm 114, 115 (Evening) Ecclesiasticus 4:1-10: My child, do not cheat the poor of their living, and do not keep needy eyes waiting. Do not grieve the hungry, or anger one in need. Do not add to the troubles of the desperate, or […]