Author Archives: Sarah Christian

Pope Francis on Complementarity: Roles and Relations of the Two Sexes are Not Fixed in a Single, Static Pattern

Yesterday, Pope Francis spoke on marriage and complementarity at the Vatican’s colloquium on the subject. He said: I would like to begin by sharing with you a reflection on the title of your colloquium. “Complementarity”: it is a precious word, with multiple meanings. It can refers to situations where one of two things adds to, […]

Vatican Astronomer and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno Wins the Carl Sagan Medal

Earlier this week, Br. Guy Consolmagno was awarded “one of planetary science’s most prestigious awards,” the Carl Sagan Medal. It is the first time a member of the clergy has won the award. It is an encouraging result for those of us who believe in the fundamental compatibility of science and religion, as well as […]

Holy Cross Final Vows Special Feature

What motivates men to enter the priesthood? Check out this great video, where a group of young men anticipates their final vows with a spirit of passion and idealism:

Archbishop Gomez’s Twitter Evangelization

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has been one of the most active bishops spreading the Good News on twitter. Here are fifteen of his most insightful tweets from the last couple of months: Let's pray for all those who are deprived of an honest day's work/fair wages & live under conditions in which their dignity […]

Cardinal Turkson: Fraternity is Our True Vocation

Cardinal Peter Turkson recently spoke at the “Giving Europe a Soul – European Unification in reconciled Diversity – Foundation of a social ethical network for Eastern and Central Europe” conference. His address included some great insights that are relevant to those in Europe and around the globe. He noted the need for our societies to […]

Hundreds Feared Dead After Sinking of Ship near Malta

Awful news off the coast of Malta: Hundreds of migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days, bringing the number of victims so far this year to more than four times last year’s total, the International Organization of Migration said Monday. About 500 people, mainly from Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Syria and […]

Pope Francis Weds 40, Including Cohabitants

One of the themes of Pope Francis’ pontificate seems to be encouraging people to feel more welcome when it comes to receiving the sacraments. He has attacked those who refuse to baptize children whose parents are not married. He has encouraged people to go to confession, even if we haven’t been in a long time. […]

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