Seeing Catholicism through Muriel Spark's conversion; understanding the creed through her narrators.
Have we become afraid that the stench of poverty will rub off on us if we spend too much time in the company of those the Gospel calls us to serve?
Relatives of Alzheimer's sufferers are often reminded that the human person is more than memory and mind. We don't easily believe this, until something happens.
We are defined by what we love, and love of the common good enhances and completes us in a way the individual, private good is unable to do.
When we speak of the fear of God, everything depends on what we are afraid of and why.
In 'Ida,' director Pawlikowski presents Bergman’s questions and Bresson’s answers; Bergman’s atheism and Bresson’s emphasis on the presence of grace.
Would we be silent at our monastery meals, or would we whisper? Would we hide in our cells or go off on chatty walks in the woods? Both/and, it turned out.
In Kathmandu, religious freedom and religious tolerance are the norms.
“Folks,” the doctor stammered, “There's no explaining this medically, but in fifteen minutes, James’s condition improved dramatically."
"It’s not you. Well, it’s not me either. It’s the ‘us’ that needs…space," we said in perfect, twinny unison. It was our biggest split since the egg divided.
How do you tell a vocation director you’re scared that the life you feel called to may be dying?