Category: Essays & Profiles

A Vocation of Presence: On the Canonization of Charles de Foucauld

He became the paradigm of the “other-centered” life; through his love for neighbor, he forgot himself in God.
May 25, 2022/by tac

Dying or Rising?: A Pentecost Promise by Gene Ciarlo

I believe that the church was and still is capable of responding to that inner need and desire, a longing which may be a longing for God, the spirit that drove Jesus into the desert and ultimately into the arms of his accusers.
May 24, 2022/by tac

Doors to the Sacred: Part I—Baptism and Confirmation by John Alonzo Dick

The first in a multipart series giving an historical, theological, and pastoral overview of the sacraments.
May 20, 2022/by tac

Dream of Faith by Roger Karny

How the work of Miguel de Unamuno challenged the regressive climate of early 20th-century Spain.
May 10, 2022/by tac

Hymns to the Silence by Michael Ford

A conversation with Maggie Ross, the first person to be publicly professed as a solitary since the Reformation.
May 9, 2022/by tac

The Iconoclasm of War by Nicholas Sooy

War desecrates the image of Jesus Christ, as contained in human beings who are icons of God in the world.
May 4, 2022/by tac

“A Sublime International”: The Life and Work of Léon Chaine by Gregory Fox

Rediscovering a little-known liberal Catholic of early 20th-century France who spoke out against antisemitism, militarism, and nationalism.
April 27, 2022/by tac

Doors to the Sacred: Introduction—Themes of the Sacraments by John Alonzo Dick

The first in our multipart series on the sacraments, introducing some key concepts and ideas.
April 25, 2022/by tac

The World I’ll Inherit: Climate Change and the Laudato Si’ Action Platform by Julia Gerwe

For this ecological sustainability volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Laudato Si' Action Platform provides hope in an urgent time.
April 22, 2022/by tac

The Peoples Synod: Plan and Processes by Janet W. Hauter

Our synodal process is a simple one: prayer, dialogue, and debate.
April 20, 2022/by tac

New Notions of the Spiritual Life by Gene Ciarlo

True religious life is reflective, sensitive, and not blindsided by the negative elements that barnacle our continually developing personhood.
April 13, 2022/by tac

The Ukrainian War in Liturgy and Prayer by Daniel J. Goodey

It is imperative that in times of great conflict the prayers of the faithful are lifted in unison for peace and justice.
April 6, 2022/by tac

Love Proposed from Below: Recovering the Russian Orthodox Tradition of Peace

Praying that Patriarch Kirill turns to the treasures of his spiritual tradition rather than the false god of nationalism.
March 25, 2022/by tac

A Dance, a Drama, and an Action by William Droel

Suggestions for improving a Catholic’s appreciation for the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
March 24, 2022/by tac

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