The AnchoressThe 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 MeasureHow 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 MachineAfter 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 TwaddleThe 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 CloseupBlessed 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 MillsWhat 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 DuffyThe 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.