Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
In Woody Allen’s classic movie, “Annie Hall,” there’s a scene where Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are talking, and as they speak, captions appear showing what they are really thinking.
Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
What do you think of when you imagine Jesus? Do you imagine the baby in the manger, surrounded by joyful parents, angels and shepherds? Do you picture him as depicted in millions of simulated photographs distributed throughout the world — a de-ethnicized, white-ish male with flowing brown hair and slight beard?
Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
“Joy,” C.S. Lewis wrote in one of his books, “is the serious business of heaven.” If this is true (and I think it is), you would hardly know it from the public debate about faith, politics and policy. I mean, the anger and outrage on all sides, including from those claiming to be spokespeople for the Christian faith, is constant and loud.
Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
I have a hard time doing nothing. I typically feel like I should be accomplishing something — being productive in some way — at all times.
Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
The language used in the new translation of the Mass has evoked a variety of responses, from highly enthusiastic to deeply distressed, and can be seen as both a gift and a challenge, according to speakers at a symposium April 16 at Jesuit-run Fordham University.