Article Authority, Participation, and Women “Authentic collaboration in the Church is possible only when women are seen as whole and necessary, not as challenges or threats to the ‘purity’ of clergy.”By Claudia Avila CosnahanApril 3, 2022 Women in the Church Synodality Lent Article Joyful Palms & Crying Stones Palm Sunday reminds us that some joys cannot be experienced until we have first experienced sorrow.By Claudia Avila CosnahanApril 10, 2022 Lent Social Justice Article Poem | Salt Domestic presence, staple, / residue of tears, / buoyancy, the rocking buoy / saying to drifting children / here, where I am / you may drop your netsBy Marjorie MirDecember 21, 2021 Poetry Article Images of Death & Hope We often try to avoid painful images or memories. But God asks us to cultivate the ground around them, where grace can be found.By Claudia Avila CosnahanMarch 20, 2022 Lent Death and Dying Ukraine Article Promises & Miracles Pilgrimage sites can be like trusted family elders: we need to visit them, respect them, and thank them for the ways they help us throughout our lives.By Claudia Avila CosnahanMarch 27, 2022 Lent Latin America Article Gratitude in the Ashes On this first Sunday of Lent, Moses’s words express the collective wounds of exile and oppression faced by refugees and immigrants.By Claudia Avila CosnahanMarch 6, 2022 Lent Immigration Article Refuge of Love We’re at a moment right now when physical presence isn’t possible. But in these next few days, picture it anyway, and the loving relationships that sustain you most.By Thomas BakerMarch 29, 2020 Spirituality Article The memory reminds me that the present moment is fleeting, especially if the present moment is painful.Grace in Memory By Claudia Avila CosnahanFebruary 27, 2021 Lent Coronavirus Theology Article Pitching Tents for No One If the institutional Church takes seriously the call to synodality, then its clergy must be willing to humbly consider the Spirit that moves its people.By Claudia Avila CosnahanMarch 13, 2022 Synodality U.S. Catholicism Lent Article Silence & Contradiction The poetry of San Juan de la Cruz forgets the familiar, easy, and convenient, slipping into darkness and unknowing to find God.By Sharon MesmerOctober 13, 2021 Poetry Theology Spirituality Love Entails Loss On this episode, New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz reflects on the ways in which the opposite experiences of grief and love are joined. Death and Dying Nonfiction Article Spring Cleaning Praying, like cleaning, is often an act of upkeep rather than inspiration. But it is still noble work. By Katherine LuckyMarch 4, 2021 Lent Spirituality Tags Spirituality Lent Please email comments to [email protected] and join the conversation on our Facebook page. ShareShare Twitter Print Previous StoryImages of Death & Hope Next StoryWhen Abortion Isn’t Abortion
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