Category: Reflections

The Season of Paradox:
On the Readings for Second Sunday, Cycle A
by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Now is the season of paradox. Now, when darkness looms, there is light.
January 16, 2023/by tac

Ineffective Altruism by William Droel

As long as wealth inequality persists, the "philanthropy" of the financial elite won't solve our problems.
January 13, 2023/by tac

Papal Doctrine by Julie A. Ferraro

Assessing the complex legacy of Benedict XVI.
January 6, 2023/by tac

“If God Is Not Incarnate” by Edward R. Burns

"If God dwells not among us / then we are lonely strangers / eclipsed in time and space that has no meaning."
December 22, 2022/by tac

“Assistono diversi santi”
(Several Saints Attend)

"We breathe calmly in the green land / The presence of the luminous mother . . ."
December 15, 2022/by tac

Christmas Joy Brightly Lights the Shadow of the Cross by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Regal in his divine humanity yet unassuming in appearance, this babe would grow into adulthood—and restlessly, relentlessly challenge the status quo.
December 15, 2022/by tac

To Wait for Inspiration Is to Walk by Faith by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Thinking ahead to Advent, the season of hopeful expectation.
November 23, 2022/by tac

An Appointment with Modernity
by William Droel

At its best, the Catholic tradition fosters a reasonable approach with which to argue intelligently and temperately with the world.
November 18, 2022/by tac

Ashes to Ashes by Julie A. Ferraro

The Catholic Church should support environmentally friendly burial processes.
November 14, 2022/by tac

Participating in God’s Being by Wally Swist

Finding humility and divinity in caretaking a loved one who is experiencing memory loss.
November 7, 2022/by tac

Two Poems by Wally Swist

". . . mid-October’s biblical / coat of many colors filling its bulk, / the parameters of it stretching to / rest its immensity across the horizon."
October 28, 2022/by tac

Humility’s Mirror by Fran Salone-Pelletier

Humility does not guarantee sanctity. It heightens our awareness of salvation by sensitizing us to the presence of God.
October 26, 2022/by tac

Integral Ecologies by Renée Darline Roden

How Annie Dillard and Dorothy Day helped a writer discover new ways of thinking, acting, and living ecologically.
October 19, 2022/by tac

Habitual Practice by Julie A. Ferraro

For the 60th anniversary of Vatican II, rethinking the implications of one of its key documents for religious communities.
October 13, 2022/by tac

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