Category: Reflections

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

“We’ve Got to Find a Way to Bring Some Loving Here Today”: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” at 50 by Chris Byrd

Released in 1971, "What’s Going On" remains a cry for greater solidarity and more love among the human family.
May 24, 2021/by tac

On Learning to Pray, and Reflecting on Prayer, with Father James Martin by Joe Pagetta

A new book by the Jesuit priest occasions reflection on the life of prayer.
May 18, 2021/by tac

Two Poems by John Zedolik

". . . but only for a nano-bit / of geologic time, for the dark / in flight must be spirit only indestructible / to any earthly weight . . ."
May 7, 2021/by tac

A Poem by Fran Salone-Pelletier

"sorrowing all sweetness / until the call to quit / is louder than / the claim to commit . . ."
April 30, 2021/by tac

On Presence and Love: The Opening of the Heart by Wally Swist

Any mindfulness practice is work, and practicing presence is mindfulness practice.
April 29, 2021/by tac

Lessons from My Two Years as a Gay Catholic by Michael E. DeSanctis

A journey of accompaniment with the LGBTQ community.
April 27, 2021/by tac

Beauty for Ashes: A Story by Catherine Chandler

". . . whereas half an hour before, she had longed for the total erasure and oblivion of never having existed, she now merely wishes God would call her home, once and for all, and soon. . . ."
April 23, 2021/by tac

The World as It Is by Ed Burns

Recognizing the presence of God in moments of grief, chaos, and confusion.
April 21, 2021/by tac

Death to Life, Despair to Hope by Gene Ciarlo

"It is a story of resurrection and more. It is about remembrance and bringing to life again." An Easter reflection.
April 7, 2021/by tac

How to Live with What We Cannot Entirely Dispel by Fran Salone-Pelletier

The origins of a poem. A lament for Laetare Sunday.
March 19, 2021/by tac

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