Book review: Wills speaks not from left field, but from inside the church, a regular Massgoer with a devotion to the rosary.
From Where I Stand: We have long been agitated about the computerization of life, but we are only now beginning to articulate our concerns.
More than 40 years ago, my first encounter with Henri Nouwen and his good and holy heart came in the form of his book With Open Hands (Ave Maria Press, 1972). In it, Nouwen suggested that many of us come before God with clenched fists and, as a result, are unable to receive God's gifts, one of the most important of which is the sacramental and real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Young Voices: If we encounter Christ in those people who are marginalized and get to know them, we won't be able to throw them away.
Book review: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith's memoir is what a reader might expect to find if Rudy Huxtable grew up to be an astoundingly good writer.
Soul Seeing: I read something so powerful the other day that I can't get it out of my mind.
During my 67 years' worth of life lessons, I've been told more than once that three is not a good number for relationships. Don't date in threes, don't live in threes, and don't jointly own anything in threes. One person always gets left out; another tries to take over. Then there is the person in the middle. Threes are a disaster when it comes to relationships.
Global Sisters Report: I was bitten by the vocation bug. But I was afraid to approach my parents.
The Peace Pulpit: It's appropriate that as we celebrate Pentecost, we do it with the background of the life and martyrdom of Oscar Romero.