With 23 rites in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, we must acknowledge the diversity and variance in how we worship God, even as one universal church.
All posts by Patrick Hyland, SJ
Patrick is a scholastic in the Midwest Province.
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I didn’t want to ask, but quarantine revealed who my friends really are
In quarantine, if I wanted something, I could not simply open a door, drawer, or lid to get it. I had to ask, kind of like a child. If I wanted something different, I had to ask, like prayer.
This Advent, Prepare Your Heart for Jesus by Changing How You Pray
Kicked out of his usual classroom, Patrick Hyland, SJ remembered his summers mowing lawns. The memories offered an unexpected spiritual encouragement.
The Conversion Story of Ignatius is So Much More Than One Battle
As the Society of Jesus celebrates the 500th anniversary of the battle that started St. Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion, Patrick Hyland, SJ argues that we miss so much if we stop at the cannonball.
What if Jesus wrote a diary?: A review
Patrick Hyland, SJ reviews a new book from Bill Cain, SJ imagining the most personal writings of Jesus.
The Catholic Church & Antiblackness: An Interview with Katie Grimes, Ph.D.
As an activist and theology professor at Villanova University, Katie Grimes, Ph.D., is trying to make sense of the Catholic Church’s relationship to white supremacy and antiblackness. She answers questions about the shooting of Ahmaud Arbury, the complicated history of the Church and slavery, and what we can do to make a difference today.
#UntilNextTime: Why Your Next 3-day Weekend Should Be Spent in Montgomery, Alabama
My timely prayer is that no memorial like the National Memorial for Peace & Justice of the Equal Justice Initiative need be made ever again. With the racism now being perpetuated against Asians as a result of COVID-19, I will be praying all the more.
“Men in Black” and Ignatian Spirituality
How a 21-year old movie is helping one high school teacher practice Ignatian Spirituality.
On Love in the Family
An interview on the promises and challenges of Amoris Laetitia