Will her self-deprecation awaken even the most deaf ears?
What is the trouble with religious art? Joaquín Navarro-Valls, longtime director of the Holy See Press Office, has some thoughts. Religious artists, he says, “seek to represent [saints] in a paradigmatic moment of their existence. And this results in the plastic image of holiness usually appearing … [Read More...]
I thought you all might enjoy this Shakespeare-based homily that I'm preaching for my long-suffering parishioners this weekend. Full disclosure, I stole a lot from Chesterton. If you're interested in the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, which is a truly fascinating holiday, Jonathan McDonald's … [Read More...]
For the past eight years, my husband and I have been enveloped in the world of communication disorders because both of our children have difficulty comprehending language. However, it is only in recent weeks that a particular symptom was brought to the forefront as a factor in our children’s … [Read More...]
The news about Anthony Bourdain's early death by suicide hit me hard this morning. His travelogues were sensitive and insightful, particularly about the fragility and beauty of the human experience. Even as he experienced genuine highs in his exploration of the world, he clearly found meaningful … [Read More...]
I still remember certain books from my formative period vividly. When I was younger I would happily spend hours and hours tucked away in my bedroom reading incredibly thick, dense books that I'm sure I only fractionally understood. The problem is, now that I'm older I no longer have the energy to … [Read More...]