A holistic life In the daily routine of the monasteries I recognized another fundamental aspect: The monks and nuns live a holistic life. Of course, each and every community emphasizes
Benedictines & Dominicans The sun had not risen yet over the Auvergne. But some birds were already chirping. I stepped through the open church door and went slowly to the
Love in the Catholic faith In part one, we discussed the change in the meaning of “love” through liberal philosophy and the movement of “free love” that dominates western culture.
The economic war We enter the big second-century Roman theatre. During the first occupation in the summer of 2015, ISIS did not only blow up the theater’s ancient stage wall,
As a devout Catholic I am called to attend Mass every weekend, either on Saturday nights or on Sunday. However, the Church’s response to the Coronavirus is changing how I,
Christian history The Christian tradition in the area of today’s Syria actually goes back to the beginning of Christianity. Several apostles have traveled through the country and even Mary, the
A coffee in the desert. He looks attentively into the desert. The young Syrian soldier on the back of the silver pick-up has his hands on the heavy machine gun.
Venezuela, once one of the richest countries in Latin America, is now one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world. Populism in Latin America changed Venezuela and
Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, on the environment currently has a new wave of support by the Catholic Climate Covenant. This is an organization that is seeking to create an
On January 3rd, 2020, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey sent out a video message to all the members of the diocese, encouraging everyone to