Mum's the Word

Life teaches us that true gratitude is invoked spontaneously, by utterance, not by canned speech. Perhaps this is why I can’t easily summon memories of Thanksgiving.

Keeping the Books

In bed, before falling asleep, I say goodnight to Dad as I mark my place in my book. He is everywhere I am, as long as I’m reading.

False Friends

To understand how Islamic extremism grew, one must consider Washington’s decades-long military support to Pakistan, and its protection of the Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Last Word: Kids in the Kingdom

My liturgical tastes used to tend toward the simple, but they’ve recently turned toward the chaotic.

Mispricing Risk

If Janet Yellen decides to solve the problem of low lending interest by raising rates, does this benefit banks, government, hedge-fund managers, or the rest of us?

Letters | Mortal sin, Celibacy, Sci-fi parody, Etc.

JUST A VENIAL SIN At least one letter writer in the last issue cheered on Donald Cozzens’s analysis in “Sins, Mortal & Otherwise," yet this...

Poem | When I Am a Middle-Aged Woman

I will wear sweatshirts with bright appliqués / Of owls, and work for Head Start. Saturdays // Will be the food bank; Sundays, church at ten. / Evenings I'll...

Poem | The Old Wall

Arch after arch set in the brick, / Rosettes along them, pebble-thick; // Draped, helmed, armed figures, scribes with scrolls, / And eagles in their leafy holes:...

Poem | Untitled

If, all of a sudden, something gets lost something I absolutely need right now— a pencil, a paper, the eraser— I survey the chaos with hapless eyes...

The Synod on the Family

Selected articles, interviews, and video from our coverage of the Synod on the Family—and the continuing dialogue about sex, marriage, and Catholic family life.

Mediterranean Travels

Historical reminders of how the Mediterranean connects Europe, Asia, and Africa at least as often as it separates the three continents from one another.

Conversation Starters

Reasoning with rants, processing trauma through painting, and Tweeting with the pontiff: Maybe there's a long German word to capture the experience?
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Brett Foster, 1973-2015

November 27, 2015 | 2 comments

A Visit to The Museum of Feelings

November 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Can Faith be Notable?

November 25, 2015 | 8 comments

The Green Road

November 24, 2015 | 1 comment