Category: Essays & Profiles

Connecting Church and Labor by Clayton Sinyai

Pope Leo XIII, in the encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891), saw that modern society was dividing into two classes: owners of capital, whose wealth consistently increased, and hired workers, who were pressed toward poverty by highly competitive labor markets.
February 15, 2020/by tac

Contemplation Roots Authentic Revolution by Alex Mikulich

We may miss that this seasonal and societal dark night, so fraught with brokenness in our minds, bodies, and spirits, is God’s milieu of prayer.
February 15, 2020/by tac

From Child Star to Hospital Chaplain by Michael Ford

"One of life’s lessons is that intense pain takes each of us on a highly personal journey—we’re alone with it and have to muddle through in the hope that the sunshine will one day make its way back into our lives."
February 15, 2020/by tac

Small Groups and Social Justice by Claire N. Dale

Opportunities for learning, listening, sharing, and social justice outreach abound in a New Jersey parish.
February 15, 2020/by tac

Breaking Hearts and Breaking Rules by Gene Ciarlo

Can a sociological phenomenon as large as the Roman Catholic Church maintain unity and discipline, a common belief and practice, a collective agreement on teachings and expression of belief, and still remain faithful to the mind and spirit of its founder and center of focus, Jesus the Christ?
February 15, 2020/by tac

Editorial: A Culture of Encounter: On the Pastoral Letters of Bishop Mark Joseph Seitz

In his two recent pastoral letters, the bishop offers a roadmap forward, founded on a culture of encounter, infused with the life of the sacraments, and expressive in the end of charity, justice, and hope.
February 15, 2020/by tac

Changes and Transformations by Rose Marie Dunphy

Even if we feel we feel we have fallen short, while there is breath, there is always a chance to “redo” our life and live it to the fullest.
February 15, 2020/by tac

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