Category: Reflections

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

Heeding the Call by Anne Kerrigan

Keeping in contact in the age of Covid.
March 11, 2021/by tac

A Poem by Jeannine Pitas

"My great-uncle was of no one place. Despite what my passport says, neither am I."
March 11, 2021/by tac

As Good a Catholic as You’re Gonna Get by Nicole d’Entremont

Pondering the sacramental life of the church, past, present, and future.
March 10, 2021/by tac

Two Poems by Rita A. Simmonds

"The question and the answer / became one thing..."
March 5, 2021/by tac

Ladders of Lenten Prayer by Gene Ciarlo

Like the image of the chakras in Kundalini yoga, prayer can grow from utter simplicity to communion with divinity.
March 4, 2021/by tac

On the Importance of Intergenerational Friendships by Kate Oczypok

When you worry about whether or not you’re succeeding or properly “adulting,” hearing affirmations like these really does some good for your soul.
March 2, 2021/by tac

A Poem by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

"John Prine, to my mind, you were a lot like me..."
February 26, 2021/by tac

Editorial: “People or Bricks”: A Catholic Response to the Crisis in Texas

The crisis in Texas shows that we need to heed Pope Francis's call for a "Copernican revolution" in our political and economic life.
February 24, 2021/by tac

A High and Lonely Destiny by Fran Salone-Pelletier

We must be liberated from our own constrictions, the restrictive rules we made and make, in order to give space and place to true freedom.
January 27, 2021/by tac

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