St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

By Neil Dhingra Famously, Dorothy Day once said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.” The writer Robert Ellsberg, who had recorded that line, noted that Day did not want to be r... Read More...

The Plague and the Pandemic

By Neil Dhingra Unsurprisingly, amidst this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Albert Camus’ The Plague has again become popular. According to the writer Samuel Earle, in Japan more copies sold in March than during ... Read More...

Papal Preaching and the Pandemic

This post continues a series of essays on preaching from the perspective of lay people. Previous entries may be found here. By Neil Dhingra Perhaps the most haunting photographs from this “Time of the Vir... Read More...

“A Terrible Light”

Being reborn is not easy. It is Lazarus being called to life by a “terrible light.”