NCR Today: The liturgy's words on these delicate but hard-working creatures engages the imagination and invites us to contemplate God's creation.
Our Easter Gospel readings may leave us surprisingly disappointed. As we go to the garden to celebrate the first day of the new creation, these narratives leave us disoriented in the ambiguous land of an open tomb.
Essay: It was a subtle, almost imperceptible invitation. Yet, at 7 p.m., I was drawn back to church for the Good Friday liturgy.
Young Voices: There have been many imitators of Christ who, too, have sacrificed their bodies in the hope of a resurrection of all people.
Column: I have no recent happy memories to use as a bridge from who my mother was to whom she became.
Eco Catholic: Archbishop Justin Welby said he is in conversation with other Christian leaders about establishing a fixed date for Easter -- very upsetting news.
Works of Mercy: "Time, time, time was what was needed by my body to understand, to grieve, and finally, to move on."
After months among the homeless, Fr. Paul Mast has learned the meaning of “Life as a Locker.” Mast described life in Andrew’s Place, a shelter in Wilmington.
The International Thomas Merton Society wants to make sure there will be readers of Merton’s work and exponents of his thought among future generations. Among them were 53 Daggy Scholars.
When Thomas Merton's body and possessions were returned to his home at Gethsemani Abbey in December 1968, his personal effects were estimated to be worth less than $1,000.