The Hidden Monk by Michael Ford

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I had, in fact, noticed the little hardback in my library for years but had never taken much notice of it. I couldn’t remember where I had bought it or how it had got there. But there are always surprises on retreats, and suddenly this lonely little second-hand tome burst into life for the first time. . . .

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice by Fr. Louis Arceneaux, C.M.

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The reality is that many who declare that they are pro-life still remain in favor of the death penalty and of war, and do not stand up for the rights and dignity of the poor, the homeless, the undocumented, and even the life of our planet.

Company of Friends: A Review by Robert Kent

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Priest-scholar Rev. Victor Lee Austin's latest book is a study of the theology of friendship.

The Harder Choice: A Review by Amy Nicholson

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A memoir of childbirth that raises some difficult questions about faith, grief, and the nature of suffering.

An Encounter with Dorothy Day by Douglas Lavine

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An author's recollection of his meeting with Dorothy Day in 1973, featuring never-before-heard audio clips from their conversation.

Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis by Lorraine Villemaire

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The great lesson learned from the experience of Covid-19—that each person is part of a whole—also applies to our destructive treatment of the Earth.

Flesh of My Flesh and Bone of My Bone by Ed Burns

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We are flesh of each other’s flesh and bones of each other’s bones. If we fail to recognize and act upon this truth of Genesis, we risk jeopardizing our very existence as human beings.

The Signs of the Times by Gene Ciarlo

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Right and wrong, good and evil do not undergo radical changes as the centuries advance; they undergo circumstantial and time-honed changes. In every aspect of life, we have had to adjust to the way society is developing and its changing values.

Editorial: Solemn Promises: The Case of Amy Coney Barrett

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Parsing the various public concerns about Amy Coney Barrett's faith, jurisprudence, and deference to corporate power.

Fostering Compassion by Anne Kerrigan

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We were informed that the department did not do cross-racial adoptions, and so our request was not an option. We were heartbroken. We begged, begged again, and begged some more, but to no avail.