When Church doors are closed to laity and the sacraments aren’t available, it can appear as if the Catholic Church has stopped doing what it was meant to do. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Jesuit religious reflects on the Church which is still working and is still very much alive.
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has reminded the world, young and old alike, that we will face our own death someday. For many of us, this fear has never been more immediate. But the mystery of our Christian faith tells us that death doesn’t have the final word. How can our faith help us to find hope even amid the fear and anxiety of the current pandemic?
Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball (MLB). And even though we are in the middle of Lent, there are some surprising connections between Opening Day and Easter. Consider this a Catholic-look at the start of the baseball season. Let’s play ball!
In the third season of the Jesuit Border Podcast, Frs. Brian and Louie get to know those helping migrants in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. This guide can help you use the series for classroom teaching, group discussion, or deeper personal reflection.
In the wake of theater composer Stephen Sondheim’s death on November 26, Shane Liesegang, SJ tries to understand why the loss feels so personal for so many.
A former Congressional intern who gave tours of the U.S. Capitol reflects on the experience of watching a mob take over the building on January 6th. Where do we go from here? What does reconciliation look like moving forward? We can learn from our experience of the Sacrament.
Vice President Biden’s Catholic faith has shaped his care for the poor and marginalized, but his increasingly extreme political position on the issue of abortion must be reconsidered.
June 19th is remembered as the day that slavery ended in the South. The hope it calls forth must be met with a challenge us all to ask: Who do we want to be for each other?
Is it weird? Punk? Elitist? Or do all these labels fall short of the truth of the matter? Catholics aren’t supposed to fit in any of the cultural boxes the world tries to shove us into.
It can be hard to feel the joy of Easter during this pandemic, but Jesus meets us in our anxiety and his words have “the ring of truth” in our ears.