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Lead us forward on the liturgy

By John F. Baldovin, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Vatican
With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Father John Baldovin says that much needed renewal of the church begins with the liturgy.

Lead us forward on the liturgy

By John F. Baldovin, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Vatican
With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Father John Baldovin says that much needed renewal of the church begins with the liturgy.

Read: Together on Retreat

By Caitlyn Schmid| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Reviews

By James Martin, S.J. (HarperOne, 2013)


What’s God got to do with it? Keeping the faith in times of suffering

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Spirituality
This Jesuit had to confront what he believed about God and suffering when his sister became a quadriplegic. But the letters of comfort were what really threw him for a loop.

At dawn on his birthday, October 24, 1988, Father Richard Leonard’s phone rang. It was his mother, telling him that his sister Tracey had been in a terrible car accident. Her neck broken and her spine crushed, Tracey became a quadriplegic at age 28.


Sacraments shouldn't be the outward signs of a power trip

By Father Andrew Greeley| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments

Picture the lives of today's Catholics in contrast to the lives of our ancestors a hundred years ago, or of even the older generation who grew up during the Second World War. Unlike our parents, most of us attend college. We must choose among universities as distant as San Diego and Miami and among programs from women's studies to oceanography. Our possible marriage partners come from all over the country and indeed from all over the world. Divorce is a seriously considered option in many of our marriages.


Brokenness is in the Body of Christ

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments Social Justice Spirituality

The church needs to open its doors to the broken bodies of Christ.

Of all the body parts I didn’t expect my busted knee to affect, it was my eyes. But I’m here to tell you that the first thing that changes when you’re hobbling around is what you see. Specifically, what I see are obstacles: stairs, curbs, uneven pavement, short drops—all of which, if not negotiated properly, result in exquisite little bursts of pain.


Brokenness is in the Body of Christ

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments Social Justice Spirituality

The church needs to open its doors to the broken bodies of Christ.

Of all the body parts I didn’t expect my busted knee to affect, it was my eyes. But I’m here to tell you that the first thing that changes when you’re hobbling around is what you see. Specifically, what I see are obstacles: stairs, curbs, uneven pavement, short drops—all of which, if not negotiated properly, result in exquisite little bursts of pain.


Ordination, past and present: An interview with Gary Macy

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology Women
Our understanding of priests, bishops, and deacons has changed dramatically in the church's long history, says historian Gary Macy.

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