Category: Reflections

“Those People”: What Is Our Responsibility to Our Unhoused, Addicted, or Mentally Ill Neighbor? by Cameron Bellm

We can avert our eyes, yes, but we cannot disavow that we belong to one other, that we have responsibilities to one another.
September 14, 2021/by tac

Two Poems by Marjorie Power

"A pen in his pocket and nothing to write on. / He uses the skin on one arm. . . ."
September 3, 2021/by tac

Persistence as Reverence: A Reflection on Matthew 15:21-28 by Fran Salone-Pelletier

It’s really up to each of us to determine how honest we want to be with God—even though we know in our heart of hearts that God already knows it all.
August 20, 2021/by tac

The Case for Palliative Care by Anne Kerrigan

An appeal to a form of end-of-life care that provides emotional and spiritual support.
August 17, 2021/by tac

Remorse: A Story by Catherine Chandler

"When I had almost given up hope of executing my plan, I discovered a Saint Joseph's Daily Missal lying in the last pew on the far side of the church between the 8th and 9th Stations of the Cross. . . ."
August 13, 2021/by tac

We Will All Be Changed: Reflections on the Transfiguration by Jim Forest

A meditation for the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6.
August 4, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Gerard Garrigan, OSB

A memory of an emotional recital concludes our Featured Poets Week.
July 30, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Fran Salone-Pelletier

"I sit attentive and connected . . . / In the roaring silence of summer sounds"
July 30, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Wally Swist

Our Featured Poets Week continues with work from Wally Swist. ". . . as you spoke / your last words / to Christ, both of you hung on the splintered / wood of crude crosses . . ."
July 29, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Rita A. Simmonds

All week, we're sharing new work from some of our favorite poets. "This beach is pebbled with persons / skipping in waves. . . ."
July 28, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Jeannine M. Pitas

Taking time to explore the work of some of our favorite poets. "She is a theologian I trust / to teach me again how to pray. . . ."
July 27, 2021/by tac

Mass After the Pandemic by Gene Ciarlo

What impact has the pandemic had on Christian faith and its communal practice?
July 20, 2021/by tac

The Catholic Bishops and Persuasion by William John Fitzgerald

Two 20th-century bishops modeled a "gentle persuasion"
that could be instructive for today's clerics.
July 13, 2021/by tac

Our Modern, White Temples by Michael E. DeSanctis

The hospital as hallowed site of ritual, transformation, and compassion.
July 8, 2021/by tac

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