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The Simple, Sublime Faith of Solanus Casey

by John Feister on 11/18/17 7:00 AM

Why did they follow him? Why did they line up by the hundreds on a Detroit sidewalk or in New...

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Animals

by John Feister on 9/26/17 7:00 AM

 

It's hard to separate Francis of Assisi and animals. Stories abound of how this great saint...

The Blood of Christian Saints: the Martyrs

by John Feister on 5/26/17 3:12 PM
Photo: Chantel Lucas.

There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death...

Syrians on the Run

by John Feister on 1/27/17 7:00 AM

“Who is my neighbor?” That question is perhaps the most provocative one in all the Gospels (Lk...

Ten Ways to Heal Our Nation After the Election

by John Feister on 1/12/17 7:00 AM

Mr. President, tear down these walls. We, the people—red, blue, or other—have had at least two...

Muslim Awareness

by John Feister on 9/21/16 8:17 AM

 A report came out recently that showed a real deficiency among our colleagues in the Catholic...

Mother Teresa: ‘The Saint of the Gutters’

by John Feister on 7/13/16 7:00 PM

On October 19, 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who died in...

A Reflection on Freedom

by John Feister on 7/3/16 9:38 PM

Reverence for liberty and democracy, desire for broad participation and consultation, love of...

A Christmas Miracle

by John Feister on 12/25/15 2:00 AM

Catholic and Jewish people people are kindred spirits. We worship the same God, and honor God as...

Franciscan Corner: Where the Friars Meet the People

by John Feister on 11/30/15 2:00 AM

In the mid-1800s, Bishop Purcell recruited Franciscans from the Tyrol region of Austria to come...