“The Third Jesus”?

Deepak Chopra is urging people to look for the return of “the third Jesus”–not the Jesus of history, nor the Jesus of Christian faith, but the Jesus of neo-pagan “spirituality,” the kind of Jesus who would be acceptable to liberals and to Hindus. He’s now on a lecture tour promoting his book, The Third Jesus:…

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day this year is in Holy Week, and the Catholic church is reminding the faithful, Irish and otherwise, that the commemoration of St. Patrick has therefore been moved to a different date. Bishops are reminding them that Holy Week is an inappropriate time for parties. Some places are going ahead with parades and…

Fr. John Z. on Catholic Liturgy

One of the most widely read Catholic blogs (What Does the Prayer Really Say?) is by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, a liturgical expert who works in Rome. It’s a good place to get a sense of discussions within the Catholic church on worship. Recently, he has taken issue with a James Carroll column in the Boston…