On Doubt and Belief

By Jordan Hillebert The Church is not always great at dealing with doubt. We tend to swing between two extremes. On the one hand, there are some in the Church who are threatened by the slightest whiff of ... Read More...

The Problems of Hagiography

By Zachary Guiliano The Christian Church has no shortage of saints. This may come as some surprise to many, who associate the Church primarily with its views on the universality of sin. “All have sinned and ... Read More...

A forensic experience

During the week Lent began, I was summoned to the county courthouse as a candidate for a jury, but I wondered what it would be like to be in the defendant’s chair.

Embracing the awkward

Completion of a comedy improvisation class ought to be a graduation requirement for seminarians.

Advent gumbo

The work of preparation involves paring or trimming things out of our lives, like using a paring knife to trim the vegetables and cut away the fat from the chicken in a gumbo.