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Holy Saturday, Holy Christians, Holy Spirit

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

On Holy Saturday, April 19, most of the 18,000 parishes nationwide will welcome new members into the Catholic community. Some are catechumens, to be b...

Finding God in Time Off

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Being creative or spontaneously helpful to others tends to come when I have put myself in a good place by spending time with God and enjoying God's grandeur all around me in a deliberate way.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Shopping and Screwing

Perry Brass | Posted 01.26.2013 | Style
Perry Brass

Why does this beautiful, nostalgic (OK, maybe phoney nostalgic, but even phony nostalgia has its place) time that reaches back somehow into the childhood of every man, woman, dog, and cat, have to be about shopping mania?

Humanity And Sacrifice: Giving Up ESPN For Lent

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Here, though, is my question: would it be better for me to give up paying attention to sports beyond this Lent? Would I be a more spiritual person? A more productive minister?

Poems For The First Day Of Spring

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Today officially marks the start of spring, the season long seized on by poets to symbolize rebirth and awakening. Here are three celebratory, though still complex, poems about spring.

Emily Dickinson and the Buddha vs. the WWF

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

When the dream of self dissolves, we awake and see that the true church is wherever we are.

Turning Poetry Into Music

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Has poetry officially jumped the shark? I came across an NPR story this past week on a composer who set the "found poetry" of Donald Rumsfeld--pulled...

A Quick Guide to National Poetry Month

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The decision to designate April National Poetry Month, I'm disappointed to report, had nothing to do with T.S. Eliot deeming it the "cruelest month," ...