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The Anchoress

The ISIS Effect: “Flattened; Everything is Gone”

"So many shrines I have visited destroyed. So many brethren I have known, battered, beaten or dead. Absolutely devastating.”

A Good Measure

How We Can Help with The Plight of Unaccompanied Child Refugees

A significant number of these children could qualify for refugee protection, consistent with U.S. and international law. 

God and the Machine

After 1600 Years, Monks Ejected From Mar Behnam by Islamists

Another deeply rooted feature of Middle Eastern Christianity – one present centuries before Mohammed – is yanked out root and branch by savages.

Egregious Twaddle

The Magdalene’s Cave: Thoughts on Priesthood and Women

It’s less about articulated arguments of logic than it is about a simple resting in knowledge of rightness, a received truth.

Christopher Closeup

Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today

"Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I think — and I say it with humility — that this is the Lord’s most powerful message: mercy.”

David Mills

What Francis Is Up To

"...less as a manifesto for changing the Church’s teachings than a call for a restoration of perspective with regard to the core meanings..."

Elizabeth Duffy

The Art of Mothering

There’s a lot to be said for the doing of mothering, the craft of it, the knowledge gained over time, by study, trial, error and much revision.

Sacred Bodies of Water