A quiet place in the midst of joyful noise

There is a quiet place in the heart of Chacraseca, a farming community just west of León, Nicaragua. It is surrounded by soaring trees...

We are witnesses to healing in Camden

I’ve heard that it takes about six years before you begin to heal from the loss of a loved one, before you’re really in...

The Kino Border Initiative

Jesuit Father Sean Carroll is the director of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a binational apostolate working to emphasize the dignity and worth of...

On being ‘homeless’ in one’s own house

To provide shelter to the homeless remains a critical social need and moral imperative today as it has been since the beginning of time....

Praising God, with an endorphin rush

The sun creeps out from under the bridge, rising slowly into the sky. Geese drift lazily on the river. Cherry blossoms dip perilously close...

The unexpected benefits of being on retreat

I have just returned from retreat at Malvern, Pa., with a group of men from Saint Stephen Parish in Pennsauken. I would never have...

Mother Angelica’s mastery of medium and message

Accolades and tributes are pouring in after the death of Mother Angelica, the indefatigable and unique foundress of EWTN, who passed away on March...

What is ‘leisure’ and why is it important?

After more than three decades in continuous formal educational settings, much of my experience of the world is driven by the circannual rhythms of...

The swordfish was delicious, and guilt-inducing

I remember when I stepped through the back door that Friday about a year or so ago, I smelled something delicious. I had no idea...

Architecture and liturgy, both arts of home building

Last year, right around this week in December, I had my second phone interview for the position I now am blessed to hold at...
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