ON Living Faith

(February 28, 2013) Three thousand people were killed the day the Golden Calf was made; three thousand were also killed the day Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai fought. It is, therefore, possible that when the Talmud said that that day "was as...
(February 22, 2013) With Oscars coming up on Sunday, movies like "Lincoln" and "Les Misérables" will vie for the highly-coveted best picture prize. Sister Rose Pacatte, director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, offered...
(February 19, 2013) There is a person missing in this Torah reading. He is found in every portion of the Torah starting with Exodus, except for this one. Do you know who it is?
(February 1, 2013) The Obama administration has announced changes to a health care mandate that would allow religious organizations to opt out of contraceptive coverage.
(December 15, 2012) Anger is an appropriate response to helpless children being slaughtered in their classrooms. It not only honors the value of those who lost their lives, it draws appropriate attention to the level of injustice and can move...
(December 11, 2012) The pope is expected to answer questions from Twitter users from his account @pontifex, using the hashtag #askpontifex. He will push the button himself on Wednesday, but a Vatican official will handle subsequent tweets after...
(November 27, 2012) Might we contain within us the capacity to move beyond deeply entrenched stereotypes and imagine our erstwhile enemies as human, no less as potential partners for co-existence?
(September 21, 2012) Odyssey Networks reached out to Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, to hear his thoughts.
(September 12, 2012) During these holy days, I think again of the cycle of our reading of the Torah: how we begin, in just a few weeks, with the creation of the universe and then the beginnings of our people, our enslavement in Egypt, our miraculous...
(August 31, 2012) Chris Christie is my Governor. I don’t care much for his politics, but I appreciate his bare-knuckled, no-holds-barred rhetorical style. His free spirited remarks offer a refreshing exception to today’s highly scripted, say-nothing...