Category: Reflections

We Will All Be Changed: Reflections on the Transfiguration by Jim Forest

A meditation for the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6.
August 4, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Gerard Garrigan, OSB

A memory of an emotional recital concludes our Featured Poets Week.
July 30, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Fran Salone-Pelletier

"I sit attentive and connected . . . / In the roaring silence of summer sounds"
July 30, 2021/by tac

Featured Poets Week: Wally Swist

Our Featured Poets Week continues with work from Wally Swist. ". . . as you spoke / your last words / to Christ, both of you hung on the splintered / wood of crude crosses . . ."
July 29, 2021/by tac

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

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