Month: September 2005


U.S. Bishop Urges Action on Darfur Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPT. 22, 2005 ( The United States and the international community must do more to bring an end to the ongoing crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, says a U.S. bishop. Bishop John Ricard, the chairman of the U.S. episcopate’s International Policy Committee, made that statement in urging support for a “National …


No Small Task

Once upon a time, men and women separated themselves from society in order to pray.  Often, their piety attracted like-minded individuals to join them.  Among early Christians, the practice became fairly common, and continued through the middle ages and even after the Reformation.  While that may not be an official definition of monasticism, it fits. One …