When the women’s and gender department first caught my eye, it was not just a passing, “Oh, look at that.” It was something more. It was the feeling that my mind and heart were on fire. Excited. Hopeful. Joyful. Captivated. Stirred. It felt like confirmation of what I already identified as: a feminist. The experience was what, in Jesuit lingo, we would call “consolation.” The Spirit was moving me. As I continue my studies, I continue to feel God calling me here. Read how all this has unfolded for me and my vocation, and maybe it might illuminate something in yours.
What does the Church teach about racism? What about “implicit bias,” “systemic racism,” and reparations? Our latest addition to the Catholic 101 series answers these questions and more.
Twitter is a world of its own, and that means that we need good guidelines in how to navigate this world. Here’s Ten Commandments for Catholic Twitter.
As the police, National Guard, and potentially the military engage against protestors in American cities, we are left with the question: is this just?
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.
The setting of Milan’s Duomo triggers reflections on space, time, and inexorable need for communion.
With sheltering-in-place during the coronavirus pandemic, it can feel like the only option for liturgy is watching a live-stream Mass on a screen. But the Mass isn’t the only form of liturgy in the Catholic Church. What do you know about the Liturgy of the Hours? It’s a form of liturgy that can be prayed anywhere, with anyone. And it’s a very participatory prayer, which makes it great for small groups and families. Learn more about it here, along with how you can put it into practice in your own home!
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.
The American Jesuits have often fought for justice, but sometimes we have failed to combat racism.
In his latest exhortation Pope Francis gives us four quite impossible dreams. Is the pope channeling the Spanish literary legend, Don Quixote?