In light of the recent move of the US Embassy for Israel to Jerusalem, Ahern draws from his recent visit to the city to ask what Jerusalem should mean to US Catholics.
When I turned the corner past a small Rothko, I broke into a smile: here, in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, I found a 1966 Ad Reinhardt painting, lingering around, unattended as usual. I had […]
The stereotype about most Catholics is true: we don’t know our Bible, especially the Hebrew Bible. Because of this, the Gospel of Matthew poses a challenge, because it depends so explicitly upon the history, narrative conventions, […]
Today, Pope Francis welcomed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican—just a week before the scheduled visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The visit of these two leaders coincides with […]