Thomas Merton

The Editors October 05, 2017
The state of the current political debate is not likely to be one Merton would find healthy.
Andrew Lenoir October 03, 2017
In his position, others might have begun to hate the world. Instead, Thomas Merton found he could not leave it alone.
Gregory Hillis September 11, 2017
A new introduction could plant seeds in children that will perhaps flower later in life.
Angelo Jesus Canta August 10, 2017
His horror at the mere existence of nuclear arms brought Merton to reflect on Christ’s promise of peace.
Mourners participate in a peace march May 6 prior to the funeral Mass of Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan in New York City, May 6, 2016 (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz).
James T. Keane March 15, 2017
A monk’s vocation is toward God, not a strategic retreat from something else.
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress as Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Speaker of the House John Boehner look on in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Sept. 24, 2015. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. March 13, 2017
Francis has reminded us time and time again that we cannot withdraw into our protective cocoons and ignore what is going on around us.