Category: Essays & Profiles

Looking for Miss Annie Vickers
by Nicole d’Entremont

"But nothing stopped the singing. It swelled, a great wave, higher and higher; then fell, drenching us in sound and jubilation." Remembering the march from Selma to Montgomery.
March 23, 2023/by tac

New group focused on “supporting the embrace of synodality” in US church

The Pentecost Vigil Project is "a one-stop-shop for American Catholic individuals and organizations to ponder, prepare and practice synodality."
March 20, 2023/by tac

Ordinary Catholics to be offered an inspirational balance to the clerical, male-dominated XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2023

Spirit Unbounded announces two major speakers for its October 2023 "Discipleship of Equals" event.
March 7, 2023/by tac

The Church Will Always Have My Heart,
But It Can No Longer Have My Money
by Colleen Shaddox

The Catholic Church, not the mystical body of Christ but the institution, has failed to make a good confession about child sexual abuse.
March 7, 2023/by tac

In the Apostolic Tradition by Gene Ciarlo

Christians may be relatively few in number once again, and once again they will have to grow from new seeds planted in rich soil.
March 6, 2023/by tac

“The Hallowing of the Real”: Small Christian Communities and the Universal Priesthood

Small Christian communities are places to practice living eucharistically.
March 3, 2023/by tac

“The God-Haunted Heart”: An Excerpt from “Unruly Saint: Dorothy Day’s Radical Vision and Its Challenge for Our Times”

Encountering Dorothy Day at a pivotal moment in her life.
February 23, 2023/by tac

Reflections on American Catholic History: Part II—Religious Pluralism
by David J. O’Brien

The second in a three-part series tracing the development of the church from Vatican II through the present.
February 20, 2023/by tac

Catholic reform group urges Christians everywhere to work together for much-needed change

The UK organization Root & Branch has introduced a new global network working for transformational change within the church.
February 3, 2023/by tac

Doors to the Sacred: Part VI—Anointing of the Sick
by John Alonzo Dick

The sixth and final of a multipart series giving an historical, theological, and pastoral overview of the sacraments.
January 24, 2023/by tac

On the Wings of Prayer by Michael Ford

The spiritual practice of pilot Stuart Beech, who contemplates creation at 38,000 feet.
January 20, 2023/by tac

Reflections on American Catholic History: Part I—Community Expectations
by David J. O’Brien

The first in a three-part series tracing the development of the church from Vatican II through the present.
January 16, 2023/by tac

Public Letter on the Synodal Process from the Online Young Adult Seekers Small Christian Community

An open letter from a Kenya-based SCC advocates for the expanded role of women and young people in the church.
January 9, 2023/by tac

Jesus: What God Is Like by Gene Ciarlo

An essay for the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6.
January 6, 2023/by tac

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