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Fr. David J. Endres

How do we know Jesus existed?

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES How do we know Jesus ever existed? From time to time an article or a book will make its way into the market arguing that Jesus’ existence was a coordinated hoax or a collective hallucination. Since modern society is…

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…

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…

Imaging the holy

Below the city of Rome can be found dozens of subterranean burial passageways: the catacombs. Here the martyrs and popes of the early Church were buried, making it a place for prayer for the first Christians and the site for ancient…