Recent Features

Henri Nouwen at Yale by Michael Ford

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Henri spoke to the hidden places in people’s lives where they felt most vulnerable and least capable, and somehow dignified them. He helped them see that it was precisely there that God wanted to meet them, touch them, and heal them.

Towards an Inclusive Capitalism by Daniel Amiri

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For Francis, it is not enough to conceive of an economy that only asks, “Will it work?” or “Will it make us money?” Instead, we must always ask: “Will it work also for the poor?” or “Will it make the world better?”

From the Archives: Why Men Need Initiation by Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

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As part of an ongoing series spotlighting the history and mission of TAC through our archives, we share a reflection on men's initiation by Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., from 2004.

“The Devil Was Running Things Then”: The Rwandan Genocide and the Poetry of Witness by Andrew Kaufman

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A poet processes a global atrocity, bearing witness to a world in which violence, mendacity, and prejudice can somehow coexist with expressions of solidarity and love.

“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.

Time to Learn from a Blues People by Alex Mikulich

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Lament is not only a critical feature of the blues, it is also central to Catholic faith—we sing during Eucharist that we too, with God, “hear the cry of the poor.”