Category: Reflections

A Poem by Kathryn Sadakierski

"Intricate as the patterns etched in a leaf, / Calm and comforting as the sea . . ."
April 1, 2022/by tac

Solidarity with Catholic Charities and Sr. Norma Pimentel

An ill-advised lawsuit is once again trying to criminalize humanitarian aid.
March 1, 2022/by tac

Two Memories by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

"Josef had somehow come by one lens from a broken set of eyeglasses and a tattered paperback Ukrainian-English Bible. . . ."
February 25, 2022/by tac

Naïveté by Anne Kerrigan

I listen to the powers that be with much more caution. I trust my own judgment, my own conscience, my own relationship with God.
February 16, 2022/by tac

Sacred Simplicity by Edward R. Burns

A reflection on three interlinking pre-Lenten themes: prayer, mission, and becoming a healing presence to others.
February 15, 2022/by tac

Monarchs, Memories, and Me by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A moment of levity in a time of solemnity.
February 3, 2022/by tac

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: A Note on the Passing of Two TAC Contributors

Remembering two contributors whose lives exemplified Gospel nonviolence.
February 1, 2022/by tac

The Moral Hinge by William Droel

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s belief that "the universe hinges on a moral foundation" continues to challenge and instruct us today.
January 17, 2022/by tac

Two Poems by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

"My cloister is the world /
Its enclosure never ends . . ."
January 7, 2022/by tac

The Mystery of Becoming Magi by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A second meditation for the Christmas season, in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany.
January 3, 2022/by tac

Make Ready for the Christ by Fran Salone-Pelletier

"This birth is most significant, even for doubters. It is the one unique nativity that effects the transformation and transfiguration of all creation."
December 23, 2021/by tac

The Working Catholic: Advent, Part II by William Droel

This holy season is designed to reinforce behavior that should occur all year long. The second in a series of Advent reflections.
December 21, 2021/by tac

“May Dew Descend from Heaven”: An Advent Reflection by Michael Ford

A visit with Benedictine abbess Mother Paula Fairlie, who has always been drawn to the season of Advent.
December 13, 2021/by tac

The Human Deed: An Advent Meditation by Edward R. Burns

The Incarnation reminds us that authentic Christian faith must always be rooted in the lives and needs of ordinary human beings.
December 10, 2021/by tac

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