1. Juan Diego and Latino Lay Spirituality

    In light of the recent trip of Pope Francis to Mexico and his visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the person of St. Juan Diego provokes an invitation to consider his virtues and those of other Latinos who have imitated his “practic...

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  2. Real Signs


  3. Contemplating the Cosmos: An Introduction

    I remember that when I was applying to Notre Dame, one of the questions I was asked on my application was this:  “Why should we care about the rings of Saturn?”  That question really intrigued me, and I believe I wr...


  4. The Obedience of the Son: The First Sunday of Lent

    Parents of young children are aware of the pushing of boundaries that our children perform when beginning to exercise their newly discovered will. If a hungry or sleepy toddler is told not to throw their stainless steel train, it is very...


  5. Catholic Feminism

    Robert G. Christian III on what a Catholic feminism might look like.

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  6. Three Steps to a Better Understanding of the Year of Mercy

    The Year of Mercy is a call to action, but first of all, it is a call to contemplate the action of God. In the words of Pope Francis, “We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy.” But contemplation is really hard ...

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  7. Ears to Hear God's Love: Full of Grace

    We forbid you from having anything to do with him anymore!  This relationship is toxic, and we are afraid of what he might do to you!” My mom and dad yelled at me with looks of desperation in their eyes.  It seemed like t...


  8. A Transforming Glimpse

    Two summers ago, when I was doing a Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in my hometown of Philadelphia, I was asked to reflect a lot upon what I was seeing. Doing so depressed me. Working at home brought unique challenges. The nexus o...