Jerusalem’s ‘Via Crucis’

Every Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., several Friars Minor and many pilgrims assemble in the courtyard of a Muslim school in Jerusalem’s Old City to begin the Stations of the Cross. That school is built on the probable site of the Fortress Antonia, where Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death, and near the...

Pray Always

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. The Bible is full of tall orders. Between loving our enemies and forgiving...

Now Loading . . . the Bible

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. He has a degree in communications with a journalism concentration. We all remember the days of the small Bibles being passed around everywhere from bus stops to shopping malls. Some may have been thrown away; others will be...

Pentecost

Pentecost, meaning “fifty days” after Easter, celebrates the Holy Spirit’s descent on the Apostles. The narrative in the second chapter of Acts of the Apostles describes a dramatic transformation of the disciples in Jerusalem. A sudden sound, like that of a strong wind filled the house where they were....

Choose to be Grateful

I admit that I am way too much of a whiner. It’s not too hard to come up with a list of things to whine about.  Every day has its new aches and pains, irritable people, tedious tasks and on and on.  I’m sure you have your own list.  It’s not something I’m proud of—I struggle with it every day...

Death Penalty

On April 30, the Governor of Ohio granted executive clemency to Arthur Taylor, just days before his scheduled execution. That same day there was a botched execution in the state of Oklahoma which led the Governor of Oklahoma to declare a stay on all executions until a review of the botched execution could be...

« Older Entries