Category: Essays & Profiles

Dialogue in Detroit: Reassessing the Inaugural Call to Action Conference by David J. O’Brien

Remembering the 1976 Call to Action conference in Detroit, and how its legacy has shaped our understanding of synodality.
June 16, 2022/by tac

Personalism and Production: On Virgil Michel’s Social Thought by Gregory Fox

An early 20th-century monk envisioned a society beyond capitalism. His work is more relevant than ever.
June 7, 2022/by tac

Catholic Bishops Are Malawi’s Last Hope by Ray Mwareya

This past March, Malawi’s Catholic bishops condemned the country’s government for failing to care for the poor.
June 3, 2022/by tac

Beyond Reform by Eileen McCafferty DiFranco

Faithful people have been trying to reform the church for the last thousand years. Their efforts have never been rewarded.
June 2, 2022/by tac

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

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