Is Our Gratitude Alone Enough?

By Calvin Lane Everyone here is just more than contented to be  living and dying in three quarter time. Jimmy Buffet, “Nautical Wheelers” Through bleary eyes, the addict recognizes the wounds he has inflicte... Read More...

The Hidden Lives of the Church’s Religious (Part Two)

The external witness of vowed religious — habits, cloister, the Opus Dei (the daily round of psalms, hymns, and collects recited in chapel) — are the first things Christians notice about the monastics among them. But, of course, that is not the whole story of the charism and fruit of the religious life

5 holy habits of discipleship

Opposition and hardship can bring out a person’s genuine character. That was certainly true in the case of Jesus. When Jesus decided to “set his face to go to Jerusalem,” the city that “kills the prophets and s... Read More...
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Worship as acting

“Isn’t it unnatural to do all that standing and kneeling and unfamiliar singing?” A parishioner asks as we meet for coffee one morning. “Why do we have to do all those strange things?”