Category: Essays & Profiles

Our Screens Will Not Save Us by Marcus Mescher

Spiritual and moral maturity requires becoming more tuned in to how our screens affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions—as well as those of others.
July 21, 2021/by tac

Thomas Merton’s Journey to Dharamsala by Michael Ford

A lifelong artistic, spiritual, and interfaith search culminated in Merton's meeting with the Dalai Lama.
July 16, 2021/by tac

Care for Our Common Home Means Keeping a Close Watch on Carbon Offsets by Ray Mwareya and Nyasha Bhobo

The booming business in carbon offsets merits close scrutiny for climate-minded Catholics.
July 12, 2021/by tac

Editorial: “From the Exterior to the Interior”: On the USCCB and the Controversy of Eucharistic Consistency

In this time of controversy, a text from the Preacher to the Papal Household can help recall us to the mystic and salvific origins of the Eucharist.
June 25, 2021/by tac

Can We Call God “Mother”? Julian of Norwich Says Yes by Shannon K. Evans

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with a male portrayal of God. But there is much that is wrong with making all other portrayals impermissible.
June 23, 2021/by tac

Crossing the Red-Blue Political Divide Starts at Home by Jeannine Pitas

Finding common ground in a time of political and social divide, starting with our personal relationships.
June 15, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Gene Ciarlo on “A Farewell to Arms”

Revisiting an American classic through the lens of Christian humanism.
June 9, 2021/by tac

A Provocation for Change: Reimagining the Parish Community with Eileen McCafferty DiFranco by Michael Centore

The author, activist, and pastor shares her vision for the future of the Catholic Church, along with an excerpt from her book.
June 4, 2021/by tac

Time for Your City Council to Urge Our Government to Ban the Bomb by Patrick Henry

It is the right time for American cities to demand that their government work toward nuclear disarmament.
May 21, 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 15, 2021/by tac

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

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

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