Category: Essays & Profiles

A Father’s Love and Longing
by Michael E. DeSanctis

On learning to let go as children mature into adulthood.
November 21, 2022/by tac

Awake Milwaukee presents “Courageous Conversation” on the role of racism in the abuse crisis

Thursday's presentation was the first of a two-part event on the relationship between racism and the abuse crisis.
November 14, 2022/by tac

Spiritual Awakening on the Holy Mountain
by Michael Ford

At St. Christopher’s Inn in Garrison, New York, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement help men seeking rehabilitation from addiction.
November 11, 2022/by tac

Voice of the Faithful celebrates 20-year anniversary

A report from the 20th anniversary commemoration of Voice of the Faithful, held in Newton, Massachusetts, on October 29.
November 7, 2022/by tac

The Obedience of Adam and Eve
by O’Neill D’Cruz

A cosmocentric interpretation of the Garden of Eden, informed by deep etymological study.
November 4, 2022/by tac

AUSCP signs letter to President Biden: Avoid Nuclear War

The letter was originated by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and has been signed by 29 national Catholic organizations.
November 1, 2022/by tac

A Long and Winding Road:
Part II—An Ecumenical Listening Session
by Nicole d’Entremont

The insights of a listening session from New Brackett Church in Maine show the Synod evolving in conversation with other denominations.
October 28, 2022/by tac

Synod Extended through 2024

The Vatican has announced that the General Assembly of the Synod will now be held across two distinct sessions, in 2023 and 2024.
October 20, 2022/by tac

Doctrines Do Not Disciples Make
by Gene Ciarlo

Rethinking the catechism to focus less on rote memorization and more on the experience of the person of Christ.
October 14, 2022/by tac

Doors to the Sacred: Part IV—Penance and Reconciliation by John Alonzo Dick

The fourth in a multipart series giving an historical, theological, and pastoral overview of the sacraments.
October 11, 2022/by tac

Synod Moves to Continental Stage

An update on the latest developments of the 2023 Synod.
October 5, 2022/by tac

The Unswerving Faith of a Christian Monarch by Michael Ford

The deep-rooted faith of Queen Elizabeth II was the underlying inspiration for her servant leadership, Michael Ford reports from London.
September 22, 2022/by tac

Adjusting Doctrines as the Church Ministers to the Modern World:
Part III—Rethinking Contraception
by James Magner, MD

A layperson looks at the process of updating Catholic doctrine. The third of a multipart series of essays.
September 16, 2022/by tac

Adjusting Doctrines as the Church Ministers to the Modern World:
Part II—The Example of Evolution
by James Magner, MD

A layperson looks at the process of updating Catholic doctrine. The second of multipart series of essays.
September 15, 2022/by tac

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