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

A church that loves the prophets

Are the prophets merely the forerunners of the non-profits, God’s agents of social improvement in the lives of those who need it most?

Light, when my only companion is darkness

My dad, an ophthalmologist, tells a joke on his own pe0ple: whatever the ailment and specialty, when diagnosis is more an art than a set of facts, he'll reply, "Well, that's a poorly understood branch of medici... Read More...

No one is a no one

There is not a man, woman, or child that we will not declare a no one if it suits our interests, that we will not drive to the brow of the hill, so that we might hurl them off the cliff. But no one is a no one.