Category: Reflections

Death to Life, Despair to Hope by Gene Ciarlo

"It is a story of resurrection and more. It is about remembrance and bringing to life again." An Easter reflection.
April 7, 2021/by tac

How to Live with What We Cannot Entirely Dispel by Fran Salone-Pelletier

The origins of a poem. A lament for Laetare Sunday.
March 19, 2021/by tac

Heeding the Call by Anne Kerrigan

Keeping in contact in the age of Covid.
March 11, 2021/by tac

A Poem by Jeannine Pitas

"My great-uncle was of no one place. Despite what my passport says, neither am I."
March 11, 2021/by tac

As Good a Catholic as You’re Gonna Get by Nicole d’Entremont

Pondering the sacramental life of the church, past, present, and future.
March 10, 2021/by tac

Two Poems by Rita A. Simmonds

"The question and the answer / became one thing..."
March 5, 2021/by tac

Ladders of Lenten Prayer by Gene Ciarlo

Like the image of the chakras in Kundalini yoga, prayer can grow from utter simplicity to communion with divinity.
March 4, 2021/by tac

On the Importance of Intergenerational Friendships by Kate Oczypok

When you worry about whether or not you’re succeeding or properly “adulting,” hearing affirmations like these really does some good for your soul.
March 2, 2021/by tac

A Poem by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

"John Prine, to my mind, you were a lot like me..."
February 26, 2021/by tac

Editorial: “People or Bricks”: A Catholic Response to the Crisis in Texas

The crisis in Texas shows that we need to heed Pope Francis's call for a "Copernican revolution" in our political and economic life.
February 24, 2021/by tac

A High and Lonely Destiny by Fran Salone-Pelletier

We must be liberated from our own constrictions, the restrictive rules we made and make, in order to give space and place to true freedom.
January 27, 2021/by tac

The Pause before Our Fiat by Fran Salone-Pelletier

This time, I lingered in the space between yes and no, go and come, sorrow and joy. This time, I linked my life with Mary’s.
December 15, 2020/by tac

Faith in the Incarnation by Ed Burns

Faith in the Incarnation enables us to always have within us a cause for hope, even in the most hopeless of human situations. And faith in the Incarnation roots us in a source of ever-increasing joy that no one will be able to take from us.
December 15, 2020/by tac

The Gift of Advent: To Build the Peaceable Kingdom by Dorothy Yeomans

In Advent we refocus: Here we are once again, Lord, to renew our covenant commitment with you and to ask you to use us in accordance with your will. We want only to bring your love and mercy to those most in need of your redeeming embrace.
December 15, 2020/by tac

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