Day: September 15, 2013

Talking with non-believers

Second, Francis says, from the point of view of the believer, dialogue with others is not a “secondary accessory” but rather something “intimate and indispensable.”

Four murdered girls

Today is the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that took the lives of four girls. Kim Lawton of Religion and Ethics Newsweeky has an excellent report. Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were 14. Denise McNair was 11. Two young black men were shot …

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End of an age

Readings for the feast day of Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage and James Chisholm, Priest, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 38:9–17 2 Corinthians 1:3–11 Matthew 24:1–8 Psalm 116:5–9 Today’s readings speak of affliction, disease, and “the end of the age.” In our modern era with a better understanding of infectious disease and antibiotics, plagues don’t really register …

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