Run the (Virtual) Race so as to Win

Published Sep 18, 2020 in Pop Culture, Sports ~ Approx 4 mins

About two months ago, I received an email from the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon staff which told me that, due to continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the race was canceled.  The message was disappointing but entirely understandable.  They did say, however, that I could choose to run the full race virtually: on my […]

Sometimes I Wonder, What If the Bread Changes but We Don’t?

Published Aug 19, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins

It happened when I served as a Eucharistic minister at a large suburban hospital over five years ago. When I walked into his room, he looked like anybody’s grandpa. I can still see him lying there: a 90-some-year-old man with smallish frame nestled into the middle of the recliner bed, a tuft of white hair atop a wrinkled but happy-go-lucky face, the flimsy-knit, standard issue hospital blanket pulled up just under his chin. Read as Christopher Alt, S.J. reflects on the Eucharist and our everyday life.

Catholic 101: What is the Creed?

Published Jul 1, 2020 in Catholic 101, Spirituality ~ Approx 7 mins

“I believe in one God…” We pray the Creed together every Sunday at Mass. But what exactly is the Creed? Where did it come from? What are we saying when we recite it? Our latest addition to the Catholic 101 series gives some background on the profession of faith in the Creed.