‘Signature Project’ at The Sheen Center

“The Signature Project,” a multi-sensory theatrical experience, is coming to The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, Greenwich Village, March 8-25.

A Sacral View of The World

Second in a series

SINCE WRITING last week’s column about Marilynne Robinson’s essay, “Wonders Never Cease: Integrity and the Modern Intellectual Condition” (Commonweal, Dec. 17, 2017, pp. 13-19), I have continued to think about Robinson’s insights and to appreciate their importance.

An Evening with Marilynne Robinson

The Center for Faith and Work hosts An Evening with Marilynne Robinson at the W83 Ministry Center in Manhattan, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Human Dignity Amid Empirical Science

OCCASIONALLY I READ an essay in a periodical that I find so stimulating that I decide to share some of the insights of the author with readers of this column.

Reaching Out Heart to Heart

EVERY SEMESTER I give a talk for Sister Ave Clark, O.P., and her Heart to Heart Ministry. I like to think that I do this to help Sister Ave with her marvelous ministry. However, I receive much more than I give. There are numerous ministries in the Brooklyn Diocese, and many people working very hard to help people. Sister Ave’s ministry, I think, is special.

The Potter and The Clay

BACK ON THE first Sunday of Advent a line in a reading from Isaiah brought to mind a whole set of memories. The line is: “…O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you are the potter; we are the work of your hands” (Isaiah 64: 7-8).

Catholic Conscience as Countercultural

WHENEVER I HEAR of a king, my imagination almost immediately produces someone with a jeweled crown and ermine cape. Needless to say this is not a good image for Christ the King. In fact, it almost seems like an image that would convey the exact opposite of the kingship of Christ.

The Phenomenon of Social Media

THERE ARE SO many problems in the contemporary world that at the Prayer of the Faithful at Mass, I hardly know what to mention. Where do I begin and how much detail should I give?

Literary Depictions Of Holiness

IN REFLECTING on the experience of writing this column, I find it interesting how, without any conscious planning on my part, some themes come together in my mind.

Hope and Faith to Transform the Future

A PRIEST FRIEND recommended Father Louis J. Cameli’s new book “Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do” (Liturgical Press: Collegeville, Minnesota, 2017, pp. 104). Out of respect for my friend’s judgment, I almost immediately ordered the book. But when I received the thin paperback, I didn’t expect much, probably because of the book’s small size and the fact that I had never heard of the author. I was in for a wonderful surprise. “Church, Faith, Future” is a gem.