The Common Good

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...and other lies we tell men. Why developing an inner life is essential to healing men from the explosive violence bottled up within.
Extended Format: Interview With Richard Rohr
Hard to believe, but some churches are still talking about male headship.


Palestinian Christians call for a nonviolent movement to end the occupation.
An intergenerational conversation on why we need Christian community, and where to find it.


Why I remain a Catholic priest -- despite repeated scandal.
The U.S. Social Forum's alternative vision for our country and the world.
A real beginning toward global nuclear disarmament?


This law would force us to disobey Jesus and his gospel. We will not comply.

I am still pro-Israel, but I've also become pro-Palestinian.

We're heading in a direction "not compatible with the planet to which life on earth is adapted."

Are parties becoming just another name for permanent divisiveness?

Knowing that we are going to die, how then should we live?

I never look forward to my trips to Dallas, a red-state city short on political tolerance but long on congenial in-laws, who welcome me to their comfortable little patch of sagebrush while trying t

Culture Watch

The Complete Psalms, by Pamela Greenberg. Bloomsbury USA. Joyful Noise, edited by Robert Strong. Autumn House Press.
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes all the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. Harper One.
Be Not Consumed
In March 2008, several fast-food employees found themselves on the wrong side of U.S. immigration policies.
A titanic struggle is being waged over the future of the internet.
Documentary films have the potential to both show us the world and change it.


Over chatter of starlings and grackles, you hear your father’s voice, confident and constant as bee hum in the backyard of your thoughts.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C