‘I have never met a real contemplative who found Merton useful’: Letters reveal Sister Wendy’s ambivalence about Gethsemani’s famous monk
This selection from our conversations about the Trappist monk Thomas Merton is one of the fascinating threads in the book, which turned out to be about more than it seemed.
Tom Cornell, who died on Aug. 1 at the age of 88, was truly one of the architects of the American Catholic peace movement.
Fifty years ago, my father leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times. It changed his life — and mine.
Half a century later, Robert Ellsberg looks back on his father’s famous release of the Pentagon Papers—and the consequences of that decision for his father, for him and for the nation.
Remembering Janice McLaughlin, the Maryknoll sister who found freedom in the struggle for African liberation
Even as a child she sensed that Africa was her destiny, the roots of her mission vocation found in a fourth-grade geography textbook that pictured giraffes loping across the plain
Thomas Merton wrote an introduction to a lyrical book of reflections by Cardenal, Vida en Amor: “In a time of conflict, anxiety, war, cruelty, and confusion, the reader may be surprised that this book is a hymn in praise of love, telling us that ‘all things love one another.’”