Category: Essays & Profiles

Wanted: A Vibrant, Living Christianity by Gene Ciarlo

Notes toward a revival of Christianity that is instrumental and influential in the world.
May 12, 2021/by tac

The Priest and the Iconographer: A Portrait of William Hart McNichols by Michael Ford

For this remarkably gifted, gently spoken, and profoundly sensitive iconographer, holiness clearly manifests itself in many different guises.
May 12, 2021/by tac

Paschal Hospitality by Jim Forest

If the essence of sin is fear of the other, the essence of our healing is love of the other.
May 11, 2021/by tac

Living a Catholic Life in a Secular World: A Profile of Vincent D. Rougeau by Jane M. Bailey

We speak with Vincent D. Rougeau, the first lay and the first Black president in the history of the College of the Holy Cross.
May 4, 2021/by tac

Dorothy Day: Fighting Anti-Semitism by Patrick Henry

Well known for her work with the poor, Dorothy Day was also engaged in a lifelong fight against anti-Semitisim.
April 28, 2021/by tac

Flannery O’Connor: The Bottom Rail on Top by Nicole d’Entremont

One fiction writer reflects on another. A lesson in entering fully into the world created by an author.
April 20, 2021/by tac

Easter: A Season and a Way of Life by Stephen B. Kass

The penitential season of Lent has passed and the season of rebirth and renewal is here. Its 50 days are a period of inspiration that serve as a call to action to all the faithful.
April 15, 2021/by tac

Dreaming with Hans Küng by Joseph Prabhu

A remembrance of the towering theologian and the new paradigms of thought and expression he brought to the Catholic Church.
April 12, 2021/by tac

From the Mundane to the Mystical: On the Work of Denis Johnson by Adam Fleming Petty

A critical appreciation of a major novelist whose work evokes the spirituality of the American landscape.
March 31, 2021/by tac

The Decisive Moment: A Vision of Life after the Pandemic by Feliciano López Peralta

Humanity is at a crossroads, a turning point, a decisive moment in which it has to choose a new direction.
March 23, 2021/by tac

The Paradoxical Pulse: An Excerpt from The Language of God by Francis S. Collins

A famed scientist's awakening to faith in West Africa.
March 18, 2021/by tac

The Story of a Pilgrimage by Michael Ford

One human being’s search for psychological reparation after a breakdown at the age of 23.
March 16, 2021/by tac

Seeds of Spiritual Vitality by Ed Burns

We have the time and the grace we need to grow towards God, to say “Yes” back to him, to orient the slow and steady growth of our love wholeheartedly towards him.
March 9, 2021/by tac

Matthew T. Eggemeier and Peter Joseph Fritz on “The Politics of Mercy”

An excerpt from a transformative new work, featuring a brief interview with the authors.
February 25, 2021/by tac

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