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May 15, 2018
Notes on Heresy
I haven’t any major gripes with the Roman Catholic Church. On the whole, I feel...
April 26, 2018
Do I Have Anything Left to Say?
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August 24, 2017
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August 17, 2017
Life, Death, Bread, Host
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July 26, 2017
The Baptisms on Pentecost
Our guests at the baptism on Sunday agreed, all of our friends and family, many...
July 12, 2017
Your Attention, Please
Dear Friends: I received two emails recently from writers you likely know and admire. Like...
May 01, 2017
Passover and Government Presence
“In what ways do you experience the presence of government—city, county, state, federal—in your life,...
March 30, 2017
Share If You Agree
I have had it with the rage. It might drive me off social media. At...
February 07, 2017
The Song of the Desert
“The Word of God which is his comfort is also his distress. The liturgy, which...
January 30, 2017
The Next Abraham
A few days ago, I was blessed to be present at my grandson Abraham’s bris,...
January 20, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Sister Storm”
I love the drama of this poem. Its title recalls St. Francis’s “Canticle of Brother...
December 19, 2016
I Miss Gwen Ifill
For Kate Keplinger It is the blight man was born for It is Margaret that...
December 01, 2016
Good Letters Is My Devotional
By Cathy Warner I came to Christianity in my mid-twenties and joined a Protestant church...
November 29, 2016
A Farmer’s Lament
Last weekend, I cooked lunch for three farmers. One of them was my husband. The...
November 15, 2016
Stiff Necked Church Lady
Church Ladies. Most of them are pretty darn good souls. They’re at the church every...
October 31, 2016
The Resurrection Volvo
Just about nine months ago—the Tuesday after Valentine’s Day, to be exact—I hit a carload...
September 13, 2016
My September 11 Story, and Ours, Part II
For Scott Simon, and for Bill Craven Continued from yesterday. In the back of my...
August 22, 2016
Sitting Together: A Week at the Glen Workshop
I’m an introvert who loves to talk, an often confusing combination that can leave me...
July 15, 2016
Poetry Friday: “I Am Poured Out Like Water”
What attracts me to this poem is something deliberately absent yet evocatively present: baptism in...
April 15, 2016
Poetry Friday: “The Grackles” by Betsy Sholl
Here is a poem that silently enacts a conversion. The poem starts off with a...
March 18, 2016
Dancing on the Way to Prison
By John Bryant I’m standing in a circle with thirty singing and swaying old men...
February 16, 2016
Your Ideal Church
I don't mean to brag, but I attend your ideal church. If you’re a millennial...
January 25, 2016
Listening to Simone
By Christiana N. Peterson The woman stands in the entryway of our common building just...
November 13, 2015
Poetry Friday: “Mixed Company” by Brett Foster
Each Friday at Good Letters we feature a poem from the pages of Image, selected and...
October 16, 2015
The Way of Saint James
My Uncle Jimmy died in September at the age of ninety. Born in Sicily, he...
October 09, 2015
Our Lady’s Football Team
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October 07, 2015
Life-Saving Moments of Art
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August 05, 2015
Kent Haruf and the Tie that Binds
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July 15, 2015
A Conversation with Artist Natalie Settles, Part 1
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