Articles by John Walsh
By John Walsh
May 24, 2018
In two recent texts of radically different origins, Father John Walsh finds a surprising synchronous spiritual connection that he says might signal a “fourth wave” to carry us forward toward holiness.
Social purpose should be embedded in the business model as much as any other value proposition The good news is that when purpose is done well, the social impact is sustainable, scalable, and effective
August 28, 2017
Ordinary women and men grow to be leaders. The examples are too many to list. No one is hard-wired to become a leader. The experiences of life are their greatest teacher. So it was with Bishop Samuel Ruiz.
Bishop Samuel Ruiz, a man who lived the Gospel as a Gospel of hope, who built a church of welcome to all, and going to the peripheries he brought the indigenous Mexicans to the center of the Church to experience mercy Only in 1973 did the Catholic bishops, at a Synod where bishops represented the bi...
June 1, 2016
In a reflection on a groundbreaking Vatican document on relations between Jews and Catholics, Father John Walsh finds renewed understanding that, despite millennia of often barbarous hostility, the children of the Old and New Covenants share one path toward one God
The Gifts and the Calling offers a new direction and a new conversation on several theological topics as it stresses the unique status of the relationship of Catholics and Jews within the wider gambit of interreligious dialogue, and further discusses theological questions such as the relevance of Re...
October 1, 2015
Looking at the black church in North America and placing its history alongside Pope Francis' new encyclical Laudato si´, the author hears the call for freedom coming from the heart of Christian faith.
Pope Francis, in his first Apostolic Exhortation (Evangelii Gaudium), wrote, "I want a poor Church for the poor and I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own s...