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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: Thirsty Flowers
By Dr. James Pauley
Free I would like to quote a relatively unknown theologian. She lives in my house, is ten years old, and her name is Grace. Two years ago, after returning from parish catechesis one morning, I was looking with her through her textbook. I closed the book and asked, “Grace, who is God?” My daughter paused thoughtfully and, with her lovely smile,... Read more
Blowing Away the Ashes: The Desire for God as the Bridge between the Faith and the World
By Brian Pedraza
While reflecting upon Pope Francis’ visit to the United States last fall, I continue to be struck by how Francis, though he never attended the Second Vatican Council, embodies it in many ways. The council was a singular ecclesial event of the 20th century—referred to by every pope since its inception as the guiding light for the Church’s present... Read more
Teaching Out of Our Desire for God
By Deacon James Keating
Free The Awakening: Falling in Love We reach mature love when we cultivate the primordial truth of falling in love: finally “seeing” another person as other . From this place, we no longer see others simply as useful extensions of ourselves. When we fall in love, we welcome the other in a real and dramatic way—as mystery, rather than as useful. We can... Read more


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