December 6, 2013
In my neighborhood, the war on Christmas began on Halloween, when an email proposing a December “holiday party” was sent.
The spirituality at the heart of each child cries out to be nourished; helping children develop their sense of wonder through play will go far in this regard.
Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.
Every poll shows the nonreligiously affiliated—now called “nones”—increasing in number. That number includes all my grown children. But it wasn’t always this way.
Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.
In this film slavery creates a hell in which everyone burns—blacks and whites, men and women, victims and victimizers, the well-intentioned and the malevolent.
At a time when most schools are serving larger geographic areas, it might be a good idea to take a look at how dioceses structure their educational systems.
The books I’m recommending here I more or less bumped into by accident, usually when some reviewer or author of a memoir took the trouble to cite something good.
One of the frustrations of academic research is that the distinction between reading for work and reading for leisure becomes blurred.
Tempted as I am to recommend those I give as presents year after year, I’ll offer instead some very recent books that have already earned a home on our bookshelf.
No one says growing up is easy, and four novels I’ve read this year reiterate just how challenging the journey from youth (or youthfulness) to maturity can be.
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