Category: Reflections

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

Sacred Fire by Ed Burns

"For the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
June 30, 2021/by tac

To Unveil a Divine Goal Is to Discover Something Better by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A meditation on hope, and a tribute to one who embodied it to her core.
June 25, 2021/by tac

“Said to Godhead”: Two Poems by Christopher Grosso

"Even birth is a violent conflict between life and taring. . . ."
June 18, 2021/by tac

The Mystery in Ordinary Churches by Gerald W. Schlabach

The mystery of the Mass is that God has reached us in our dusty, motley, disagreeable, struggling communities.
June 17, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: New Fiction from James Magner, MD

A selection from a new novel that celebrates the tradition of Irish Catholicism in 19th-century America.
June 10, 2021/by tac

Belief and the Believer by Nicole d’Entremont

The Eucharist as metaphor. How do you make real the answer to the imponderable?
June 4, 2021/by tac

Memories Are Made of This by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Memorial Day is an opportunity to publicly mourn those who we have lost and to reassess the costs of war.
May 31, 2021/by tac

Two Poems by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

"In Greeneland, no dreamland /
Where only the improbable is real . . ."
May 28, 2021/by tac

Communion and Solidarity by Ed Burns

How do we create flourishing parishes for the 21st century?
May 25, 2021/by tac

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