Category: Essays & Profiles

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

Visions of Daniel by James Magner

A Lenten reflection on the book of Daniel inspires a work of fiction.
March 23, 2022/by tac

A Modern-Day “Moby Dick” by Leonard Engel

Charlotte McConaghy's latest novel builds on the themes of Melville's classic to create a quest tale for our time.
March 22, 2022/by tac

Introducing . . . The Peoples Synod by Janet W. Hauter

The Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church announces its new synodal plan.
March 15, 2022/by tac

“Our Souls Are Destroyed but We Still Pray and Hope”: A Report on Relief Efforts for Ukraine by Michael Ford

A Ukrainian couple coordinates relief efforts from their home in rural England.
March 11, 2022/by tac

Editorial: “A New Covenant of Nonviolence”: On Archbishop John C. Wester and the Work of Nuclear Disarmament

The archbishop's pastoral letter makes an impassioned case for rebuilding the structures of peace.
March 9, 2022/by tac

Simplifying the Formula: A Note on the Validity of Baptisms

Sorting through the controversy caused by a shift in a single pronoun.
February 23, 2022/by tac

Organized Vibration: A Profile of Evelyn Glennie by Michael Ford

Lessons in listening and the power of silence from a world-renowned percussionist.
February 21, 2022/by tac

The Divided Church and the Next Phase of Synodality by Robert Mickens

The next stage of synodality needs to be centered on a spiritual revival that helps Catholics discover the tools for building a deeper and richer interior life.
February 17, 2022/by tac

Valentine’s Day and Eucharist: Bonds of Love by Gene Ciarlo

The communal aspect, the total environment that feeds our spirits, must be embraced when we come to worship.
February 14, 2022/by tac

Mission by Mission: A Soldier’s Journey of War, Faith, and Healing by Jane M. Bailey

A new memoir processes the pain of war and its aftermath. Featuring an interview with author TB Stamper.
February 10, 2022/by tac

Words and Music: On the Work of Niall Williams by Leonard Engel

Novelist Niall Williams renders the essence, the spirit of place, of an Irish parish at a particular moment in time.
February 9, 2022/by tac

When Coming of Age Was Horror Time by Joe Pagetta

I’d never put together who I was then with the Catholic writer I am today until I went back and listened to those songs.
January 21, 2022/by tac

Evaluating the Synod, Part III: The Jesus Story Is the Answer by Gene Ciarlo

We need the voice of the faithful to remind us all, and especially the Catholic Church hierarchy, where we have gone wrong.
January 19, 2022/by tac

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