Of Other Things

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Bill McGarvey December 15, 2016
"Moonlight" is a heartbreaking meditation on suffering and the boundless ache for connection.
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Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. November 23, 2016
The detainees don’t often get asked for their prayers.
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Daniel P. Horan November 17, 2016
The last year has been a difficult one indeed, particularly for those who are in any way concerned about political life in the United States. As I write this column, the election has not yet taken place, though we are close to Election Day and early voting is already underway in many parts of the co
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Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. October 26, 2016
In a midtown subway station four silent women, bent over their smartphones, texted or read while an unconscious ragged man sprawled helpless at their feet. I checked to see if he was dead.
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell October 20, 2016
Helpless Catholic that I am, I have a confession to make. I am a Bruce Springsteen devotee.
Paul at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. (Flickr photo/Lwp Kommunikáció)
Bill McGarvey October 12, 2016
The genius of A.A. is that it is a proto-religious fellowship in which people in desperate need somehow rediscover the fire of a foundational miracle.