Category: Reflections

Invested Interests by Julie A. Ferraro

Navigating the thorny ethical issues of nonprofit and religious-community investments.
January 4, 2024/by tac

Waiting to See by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A reflection on the reading for December 19.
December 19, 2023/by tac

The Sacrament of Friendship by William Droel

Real friendship is a free gift that is not transactional or utilitarian. It expects nothing in return.
December 11, 2023/by tac

A Poem by Sister Lou Ella Hickman, OVISS

"watch the heave of breath called wind / between the simple open spaces between the leaves . . ."
December 1, 2023/by tac

The Wordless Journey: Synodality and Silence by Michael Centore

Opening our reflections on the interim year of the Synod with a look at the link between silence and synodality.
November 29, 2023/by tac

Stability in the Spirit by Gene Ciarlo

There is the official church and the unofficial one. Where is the Spirit of God breathing?
November 28, 2023/by tac

The Shepherd King by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A reflection on the gospel reading for the Feast of Christ the King.
November 22, 2023/by tac

Memories by William John Fitzgerald

A plea for peace.
November 17, 2023/by tac

Finding Our Balance by Julie A. Ferraro

Ways of balancing time, energy, and inspiration in the creative and spiritual life.
November 14, 2023/by tac

Mother Cabrini on Managing Separation Anxiety (and Transmitting Thoughts to Another Person) by Joe Pagetta

Celebrating today's Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini with a reflection on her method of prayerful communication.
November 13, 2023/by tac

The Synod on Synodality: Evolution or Revolution? by Gene Ciarlo

Choices will have to be made, or the church will continue to gradually slide into oblivion or occasional meetings of quiet desperation.
October 23, 2023/by tac

Changing the Faltering Paradigm by Sarita Melkon Maldjian

It is time to give women equal voices and opportunities by ordaining us as subdeacons, deacons, and priestesses.
October 10, 2023/by tac

Giving Human Dignity Back to a World That Has Largely Lost It by Fran Salone-Pelletier

If the known world of yore was transformed from emptiness to fullness, from no rights to universal rights, can it not happen again?
September 29, 2023/by tac

Love and Labor by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Perhaps we could celebrate Labor Day by honoring those whose labor is too frequently ignored or misunderstood.
September 4, 2023/by tac

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