The Trinity is hard to comprehend and yet there is something about it that we all long for. Alex Hale, SJ, reflects on how the community of the Trinity speaks to our own desire to be unique members of a loving community.
Learning Compassion from Children
Why do we expect a young girl to cry over a pet goat she must give up for slaughter but not over the animals we eat on a daily basis? Compassion for all God’s creation should motivate us to consider more deeply the ways we relate to all animals, not only some of them.
Sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the mule.
Last summer, Chris walked in the steps of St. Ignatius. While he anticipated the beautiful, holy sites, he wasn’t expecting to imitate him in one of his most notorious decisions.
Return to the Classics: Euripides’ Medea
This ancient Greek tragedy cautions us of the power of broken promises. Our faith is a series of promises. How do we keep the faith when our promises appear to go unfulfilled?
Catholic 101: Holy Days of Obligation
Growing up, Jason resented having to go to Church on ANOTHER day of the week. Looking back, he thinks we’re approaching holy days of obligation with the wrong mindset.
Five Questions for Catholics Dealing with Mental Health Issues
“I just need to trust in God more, and then I won’t be so anxious,” “This is just my cross, and Jesus calls us to pick up our crosses and follow him,” “God never gives us what we can’t handle.” These phrases are used far too frequently by the faithful struggling...
What SportsCenter Taught Me About God
A favorite show reminds us to ultimately focus on the highlights, rather than the mistakes, in our lives.
A Deacon’s Diary: What Does a Deacon Do?
Reflecting on his time as a deacon, Damian realized he’s never really explained what a deacon does. In today’s post, he offers an explanation on the role of deacon and a reflection on how it has confirmed his vocation.
What Makes Mario So Super?
The new Mario movie, “The Super Mario Bros.” has rekindled love for the classic characters of the video game franchise. But what makes Mario so super? The answer lies in his motivations.
Why shouldn’t I fight my enemies if I’m right?! Ask St. Peter Canisius.
A giant of the Counter-Reformation, St. Peter Canisius, a saint we celebrate today, offers a helpful perspective on how to engage with your ideological foes, inside or outside the Church.