Category: Essays & Profiles

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

A Glorious Presence Out of Place in the World: On Marilynne Robinson by Leonard Engel

The latest installment in the esteemed author's series depicts a blurred line between fate and free will.
February 18, 2021/by tac

Opinion: Biden Eyes Lobbyist Jeff Flake as Ambassador to South Africa—and Why Catholics Should Be Concerned by Ray Mwareya and Nyasha Bhobo

The former senator's past views on apartheid should disqualify him from the ambassadorship.
February 18, 2021/by tac

Get Off of the Couch and Out of the Pew by Stephen B. Kass

The person of prayer is a kind of spiritual athlete, training to grow in holiness.
February 11, 2021/by tac

“Gaze, Consider, Contemplate” – In an Age of Pandemic by Michael Ford

A new album by the Poor Clares of Arundel is helping listeners find solace during the pandemic.
February 11, 2021/by tac

An American Catholic’s Reflections on the US Election by Fr. Louis Arceneaux, C.M.

Broadening conceptions of what it means to be "pro-life" might help explain recent political trends.
January 28, 2021/by tac

Sanctity in a Secular Society by Gene Ciarlo

Finding the right environment to become eminently human, and therefore reaching our highest potential, is what a religion in belief and practice is all about.
January 28, 2021/by tac

A Model of Joyful Activism by Jane Bailey

A profile of Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, the director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University.
January 27, 2021/by tac

Editorial: Reflect with Contrition: On the Federal Death Penalty

Justice does not preclude mercy, and it is not for us to determine who lives and dies or the limits of forgiveness and repentance.
December 15, 2020/by tac

Losing Our Way to Nazareth by Gene Ciarlo

Two gospels, two genealogies, two emphases on Christ's earthly mission. The way of union is compassion.
December 15, 2020/by tac

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