Some of the controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Hungary may help us understand more about his diplomatic priorities.
When Jesus’ disciples try to stop others from doing ministry in his name, Jesus tells them “whoever is not against us is for us.” Doug Jones, SJ, reflects on this message and the challenge to foster unity instead of division.
Being a disciple of Jesus is not easy, but it is worth it. Are we willing to put in the work?
Lebanon continues to struggle through a crisis of leadership that has devastated multiple sectors of life. Amidst it all, the Lebanese people have shown great resilience.
In the story of the multiplication of loaves, Jesus takes a few loaves and fish and makes them more than enough to feed 5000 people. Doug Jones, SJ, reflects on how Jesus can take whatever we bring to him and make it more than enough.
Today's readings remind us that God does not create death, but works to defeat death through the Resurrection. https://youtu.be/UgKLPDawCnw “The glory of God is the living human being.” - St. Irenaeus of Lyon. Hi, I’m Doug Jones, and this is my One Minute Reflection. ...
People are not born hating each other, and relations between nations and ethnicities are constantly changing and evolving. Poor knowledge of recent world history has led to Americans falling back on harmful stereotypes of the peoples of the Middle East, and to a complete misunderstanding of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Whatever his reasons, Francis’ China policy has drawn both supporters and vehement critics. An outspoken pope’s silence on the moral challenges of the world’s largest country will remain jarring.
At the beginning of a new presidential administration, and amid so much political turmoil, it’s more important than ever that Christians take a hard look at whether our leaders match up to his example.