Two Poems by Rita A. Simmonds

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"The question and the answer / became one thing..."

Ladders of Lenten Prayer by Gene Ciarlo

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Like the image of the chakras in Kundalini yoga, prayer can grow from utter simplicity to communion with divinity.

On the Importance of Intergenerational Friendships by Kate Oczypok

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When you worry about whether or not you’re succeeding or properly “adulting,” hearing affirmations like these really does some good for your soul.

A Poem by Gerard Garrigan, OSB

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"John Prine, to my mind, you were a lot like me..."

Editorial: "People or Bricks": A Catholic Response to the Crisis in Texas

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The crisis in Texas shows that we need to heed Pope Francis's call for a "Copernican revolution" in our political and economic life.

A High and Lonely Destiny by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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We must be liberated from our own constrictions, the restrictive rules we made and make, in order to give space and place to true freedom.

The Pause before Our Fiat by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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This time, I lingered in the space between yes and no, go and come, sorrow and joy. This time, I linked my life with Mary’s.

Faith in the Incarnation by Ed Burns

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Faith in the Incarnation enables us to always have within us a cause for hope, even in the most hopeless of human situations. And faith in the Incarnation roots us in a source of ever-increasing joy that no one will be able to take from us.

The Gift of Advent: To Build the Peaceable Kingdom by Dorothy Yeomans

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In Advent we refocus: Here we are once again, Lord, to renew our covenant commitment with you and to ask you to use us in accordance with your will. We want only to bring your love and mercy to those most in need of your redeeming embrace.

The Depths of Nonduality by Ed Burns

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From the Christian point of view, authentic married life has a salvific character based on the bedrock biblical teaching that we are not created for isolation but for relatedness and communion with each other.