Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.
One always has to consider the cultural background of a vow. A vow made in our culture today means something different from one made in our culture fifty years ago.
Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.
David Schickler’s disarmingly glib spiritual memoir provides shadows, shocks, heartbreaks, and offenses. What's a passionate young Catholic man to do?
Pope Francis has surprised the world because he embraces the Christian calling to destabilize and to challenge.
We asked some younger Catholics, themselves just setting out in life, to compose responses to the stories in our symposium.
A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.
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.
I must confess: I am a twenty-something practicing Catholic. Yes, I am young. And yes, I have plenty of friends who are Mass-going Catholics, too. And if you must...
When I was eight, I imagined that purgatory was something like a large hotel. Some distinguished guests, like my grandfather or my Aunt Annie, would check in only...