Dogs, Easter, and New Creation

By Charlie Clauss There is one species on our planet that seems to be benefiting from Covid-19 stay-at-home orders: dogs. There are more dogs out on walks, it seems, than ever before. Many animal rescue orga... Read More...

On Dogs and Altar Rails

By saying this prayer, those of us who are Gentiles become like the Syrophoenician woman. We admit we are dogs, unworthy as Gentiles and those who chronically forget God’s promises to the Jews to sit at God’s table, and yet we go on to ask for God’s food all the same, trusting that our host is merciful.
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What Benedict taught me about liturgy

In 2010, I adopted a two-year-old German Shepherd, and I named him Benedict. There was a man of German descent on Peter's pontifical seat, and I was in seminary: it all seemed very clever. As usual, the Holy Spirit took the joke a step further — into truth. W... Read More...