Being a good Catholic isn't about specific devotional practices, but instead about what these practices say about our relationship with God.
Flipping through the pages of Melissa Musick and Anna Keating’s The Catholic Catalogue : A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life, I immediately thought, “Wow, I must be a bad Catholic.” I’m not big on the veneration of relics, I’ve never blessed my home, and I don’t have a “Mary garden.”
In ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ an older woman and a younger man flip the expected romantic comedy script.
Audiences like Sally Field. They really, really like her. And in her new film, Hello, My Name Is Doris (Roadside Attractions, 2016), she is poignantly human, wonderfully funny, and enormously touching. While she is on the screen, which is nearly constantly, there is nowhere else to look.
T.J. Wray’s fresh take on biblical women inspires discussion on the intersections of faith, dogma, and humanity.
Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament
By T.J. Wray (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
‘The Fellowship’ invites readers into the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and their friends.
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings
By Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2015)
People with intellectual disabilities should be treated as full members of the church.
Reconsidering Intellectual Disability
By Jason Reimer Greig (Georgetown University Press, 2015)
You seriously haven’t lived until you’ve heard a cabinet meeting in rap battle form.
Take steps toward a more prayerful life by immersing yourself in Teresa of Avila's words.
The St. Teresa of Avila Prayer Book
By Vinita Hampton Wright (Paraclete Press, 2015)
Teresa of Avila was a 16th century Carmelite nun, mystic, and reformer of convent life. Today she is a canonized saint and doctor of the church. She regularly experienced visions and ecstasies. But do her teachings have anything to offer those of us whose spirituality is in the realm of the more ordinary?
‘Spotlight’ is more about a blunder of journalistic responsibility than scandal.
The greatest gift of ‘Song of a Christian Sufi’ is the way it weaves together the commonalities of the two faith traditions.
Song of a Christian Sufi
By Marietta Bahri Della Penna (Anamchara Books, 2014)
In Stephen King's new show, '11/22/63,' he warns of the consequences when humans step into territory beyond our ability to understand.
(Possible spoilers ahead.)
We are convinced that we could make our present better if we just had a time machine in which to go back and change our past. Whether it’s that agonizing moment we stumbled over our words while talking to our high school crush or the nagging feeling we chose the wrong major in college, we all have moments that make us want to scream “do over.”
The question is, would everything really change for the better, or are we deluding ourselves?