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St. Leo the Great—The cross of Christ is the true ground and chief cause of Christian hope.

The cross of Christ is the true ground and chief cause of Christian hope. — St. Leo the Great

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Pencil Preaching for Sunday, January 29, 2023

English rapper Jeshi offers musical masterclass in vulnerable social commentary

Jeshi's debut studio album, "Universal Credit," is one of 2022's best contributions to rap. The English musician illustrates moments of political and social instability through empathy and understanding.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Alternative choices

Scripture for Life: This Sunday's readings present a way forward for those seeking to live alternatively to the dominant social model of power, prestige, status, control and the colonization of others.

More than a whodunit: 'Glass Onion' examines our complicity in society's evils

While "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" certainly grabs our attention with popcorn-flick fun and spectacle, it transcends its genre to become a masterwork of social satire.

Bad weather is here. How to see it as grace.

Rain is beautiful and nourishing, to be appreciated and celebrated. Rain can also be inconvenient and destructive in our climate-challenged world. What is it that enables some people to see the same phenomenon as something to endure, while others see it as something to celebrate?

New book on queer Catholicism highlights need for centering queer voices

God's Works Revealed takes us on a well-sourced journey of the history of the church's teaching on the LGBTQIA+ experience. It is a sincere attempt at dialogue from a viewpoint largely ignored by church authorities.

St. Thomas Aquinas—If then, you are looking for the way by which you should go …

If then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way. — St. Thomas Aquinas

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'Rosary beads? Yes. But crystals, no.': Catholic school counselor loses her job

For two marketing classes taught at North Catholic High School in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, a career and college counselor at the school invited three owners of a local store to talk about how they run their small business. As part of their visit in December, the store owners offered each student a small crystal.

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Jan. 26 in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender transition.