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Our Holy Meal

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Food is often linked to religious practice, whether as an offering to the divine, a form of remembrance, or a sign of the sacred. Jewish believers annually celebrate the Passover through a ritual meal called a Seder,…

Keeping the Fast

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Editor's note: This column, Outside Perspectives, addresses a religious topic and seeks to find a common element in another faith while emphasizing the Catholic Church's teaching. In June, Muslims complete a month of…

Resting with Abraham

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Editor's note: This column, Outside Perspectives, addresses a religious topic and seeks to find a common element in another faith while emphasizing the Catholic Church's teaching. In the parable of Lazarus and the…

Born from above

by Fr. David J. Endres Editor's note: This column, Outside Perspectives, addresses a religious topic and seeks to find a common element in another faith while emphasizing the Catholic Church's teaching. Across Christian traditions, the rite…

Times and seasons

For Christians, time is significant and sacred. Time is made holy because God is its creator. When God formed the world, he did so in time. The first words of the Bible remind us of this truth: “In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1). From…

Christian yoga?

Yoga has surged in popularity among members of many faith traditions or members of no religion at all. Yoga is a set of physical and spiritual practices originating in Eastern religions. Many equate yoga with other forms of exercise and do…

Jesus is coming!

Over the centuries, many Christians have predicted the second coming of Christ and, consequently, the end of the world. So far, none of these predictions have been correct; Jesus has not yet returned.  Jesus himself, speaking of the end…