Sinners Don’t Cast Stones by Gene Ciarlo

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There must always be room for repentance and openness to grace, for rooting out the desire for revenge and cultivating in its place a desire for forgiveness.

The Child of Fear by Paul Nyklicek

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Our primitive fear has served its purpose. Our evolutionary journey needs to continue toward a rational compassion that excludes no one.

“Killed Just for Living in Your American Skin”: Bruce Springsteen and the Role of the Artist in the Nation’s Racial Reckoning by Christopher Pramuk

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In Springsteen’s telling, it is not the perfectly heroic life or high-profile actions where light and hope typically breaks through. Fragments of light find their way through in the struggle itself, day in and day out, even and especially when we do not see immediate results.

The Message: A Story by James Magner

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A tender tale of consolation from the world beyond.

Awakening to God at the Beach by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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As I walk, I mimic the cry of the gulls, the hasty pace of the sanderlings, the egrets’ mincing walk, the crabs’ sideways crawl. I find joy in the obvious diversity. I crane my neck to see pelicans glide with prehistoric grace across the tops of the waves.

Editorial: The Double Standard of Justice: A Catholic Response to Kenosha

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Too close an association between law enforcement and armed vigilantes does not bode well for democracy, de-racialized policing, or public safety.

From the Archives: "Jose Hobday Loves the Church, Tiptoes Around"

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An ongoing series of articles from the TAC archives, beginning with an interview with Native American Franciscan Sister Jose Hobday.

Constantly Renewed Gifts: On Inner Prayer by Wally Swist

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Especially in times of stress and even those stretches of chaos, through lean times and during periods of dread, I and those around me have benefitted by my practice of inner prayer.

Fighting Termination: A Review by Chris Byrd

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A richly textured novel brings an era of Native American history to life.

Violence and Contemplation by Ed Burns

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Genuine faith will help us to get at the root of the things that we struggle with and wonder about in our daily lives, including matters such as violence.