Evaluating the Synod, Part II: Catholic Catechesis and Spiritual Growth by Gene Ciarlo

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Our current models of religious instruction are not preparing young people to contribute to a synodal church.

Catholic associations promoting a “do-it-yourself” synodal program

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A joint effort between the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests and the Catholic Committee of the South aims to include those on the margins of the synodal process.

Evaluating the Synod, Part I: The Church Gathers Its People by Gene Ciarlo

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In spite of commendable preparatory work for the synod, follow-up is sorely lacking in excitement, inspiration, enlightenment, and awakening prompted by the Spirit of God.

Mixed Messages: Recapping the USCCB Conference

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By threatening to politicize the Eucharist, the bishops cast a pall over their recent assembly and amplified the divisions already rending the nation.

See, Judge, Act by John Alonzo Dick

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Cardinal Joseph Cardijn's exhortation to "See, Judge, and Act" is a valuable tool for navigating our contemporary world.

Finding the Essential Form by Michael Ford

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A portrait of the English sculptor Richard Hooper, who is known for combining theological concepts with precise geometric forms.

You Are a Holy Nation, a Royal Priesthood by Gene Ciarlo

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Is it possible to find a thread of Christian humanism in the work of atheist and individualist Ayn Rand?

“Marvellously Human”: On the Spiritual Consequences of COP26 by Michael Centore

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To be, in the words of Pope Francis, “marvellously human”—this is what the urgency of the moment demands.

Editorial: A Ministry of Listening: On the Opening of Synod 2023

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Synod 2023 is a golden opportunity for laypeople and others to contribute to the life of the church.

Positively Chrystie Street: The Catholic Worker in the Mid-Sixties by Jim Wilson

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Memories of the Catholic Worker during a time of great political, social, and cultural change.