Recent Features

Communion and Solidarity by Ed Burns

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How do we create flourishing parishes for the 21st century?

“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

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

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

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A new book by the Jesuit priest occasions reflection on the life of prayer.

Paschal Hospitality by Jim Forest

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If the essence of sin is fear of the other, the essence of our healing is love of the other.

Living a Catholic Life in a Secular World: A Profile of Vincent D. Rougeau by Jane M. Bailey

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We speak with Vincent D. Rougeau, the first lay and the first Black president in the history of the College of the Holy Cross.

Beauty for Ashes: A Story by Catherine Chandler

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". . . 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. . . ."

Flannery O’Connor: The Bottom Rail on Top by Nicole d’Entremont

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One fiction writer reflects on another. A lesson in entering fully into the world created by an author.

Dreaming with Hans Küng by Joseph Prabhu

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A remembrance of the towering theologian and the new paradigms of thought and expression he brought to the Catholic Church.

From the Mundane to the Mystical: On the Work of Denis Johnson by Adam Fleming Petty

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A critical appreciation of a major novelist whose work evokes the spirituality of the American landscape.