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Fr. Bruce Nieli, CSP was the founding Director of the Center for Spiritual Development of the Archdiocese of New York, former Director of Evangelization for the Texas Catholic Conference, and former Director for Evangelization of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is currently a Paulist national evangelist and missionary based in Memphis, Tennessee.
July 3rd, 2008
Being Catholic and Being American

In a cultural climate such as the United States— where the sense of polarization along social, economic, political and religious lines seems to be the default posture — maintaining unity amidst great diversity has become a profound challenge.  As this division grows it can become increasingly difficult to hold onto one’s identity while being open to the values, beliefs, and cultures of others.
How can I be a free person while living in community?  This question is a practical application of the age-old philosophical problem of maintaining unity amidst diversity.  How can I retain my uniqueness while belonging to others is a question faced by every family, every neighborhood,…

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