Category: Reflections

The Art and Action of Attentive Listening by Fran Salone-Pelletier

The art of listening is essential for a culture of synodality. We need to learn to practice it well.
September 30, 2022/by tac

An Open Letter to Bishops on Climate Change by Ray Temmerman

You have faithfully lived your priestly vocation. I ask you now to live fully your prophetic one.
September 26, 2022/by tac

Absent from the Pew by Julie A. Ferraro

Until the bishops and priests gain an understanding of how the laity lives, people will continue to migrate away from the church.
September 26, 2022/by tac

A Poem by Walker Storz

". . . life which is too / vigorous, which wants / to be free of its / skin. . . ."
September 23, 2022/by tac

A Participatory Politics by William Droel

How do we pivot from political talk and spectacle to meaningful participation and change?
September 2, 2022/by tac

Seeing Through the Eyes of God
by Julie A. Ferraro

The church is finally confronting sins of racism in its past. But much more personal and institutional transformation still needs to occur.
August 24, 2022/by tac

Contemplative First, Writer Second
by Richard Lehan

A creative vision arises from truly beholding whatever lies before you, untainted by the impulse to consume it as writing “material.”
August 22, 2022/by tac

TAC Synodality Week: The Roots of Disillusionment by Anne Kerrigan

I hope I’m wrong, but my past experience with the plans for a synod has made me cynical of such a process.
August 15, 2022/by tac

A Poem by Andrew Kaufman

"Three Tutsis survived, / says a plaque near the church / in Kibuye."
August 12, 2022/by tac

Hope Is Always Ahead, Never Behind: Reflections at 90 by William John Fitzgerald

Looking back serves nostalgia, but when we look ahead, we search for signals of hope.
August 11, 2022/by tac

Light of Tabor: A Transfiguration Meditation by Michael Centore

Fire on the mountain: a meditation for the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6.
August 4, 2022/by tac

The Butterfly Effect by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Be it rising prices or lowered expectations, there is an assault on our desire and need for deep peace.
July 27, 2022/by tac

Two Poems by Walker Storz

"The past is not the / past, time is not a / line, but a / Twisted juniper tree"
July 22, 2022/by tac

Two Poems by John Zedolik

". . . flesh sharing / in the day that cracked as well / and carries its hour into this entropy . . ."
July 8, 2022/by tac

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