Archives for May 2013

ACTON – SVS Poverty Conference Sure to Spark Some Fireworks

St. Vladimir's Conference on Poverty, May 31-June 1, 2013 Get details | Download flyer (pdf) As iron sharpens iron, says the book of Proverbs, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Remember that advice as the conference on poverty begins on May 31, 2013 at St. Vladimir's Seminary. The conference is led by the Acton Institute, arguably one of the most influential think tanks on … [Read more...]

For Most Atheists, Atheism is a Lifestyle Choice [VIDEO]

Why Study Atheism with Conor Cunningham Atheists, if they are true to their premises, embrace nihilism.* Conor Cunningham looks at what is involved in the claims of 'atheism' and why those claims can be useful to the studies of the theologian. *Nihilism Source: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or … [Read more...]

Priests Don’t Answer Emails

The complaint below about non-responsive priests and laity is accurate. But how do the non-responsives think people reach out to them? How do they think people react when their requests are ignored or rebuffed? What is so hard about returning a phone call or setting up even a one page website? Hint to priests who feel overwhelmed by the demands of their ministry and let items fall through … [Read more...]

Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic Christians: Interview with Fr Robert Taft, SJ

Source: The Catholic World Report | Christopher B. Warner The April 22nd kidnapping of Syrian archbishops Mar Gregorios Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, and the killing of their driver, has reminded us once again of the vulnerability of ancient Christian peoples living in the Middle East. More than 1,000 Christians have been killed … [Read more...]

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