Vaccine mandates and Catholic colleges

By |2021-06-07T10:24:29-05:00June 10, 2021|Guest columns|

In a recent statement from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on COVID-19 vaccines, we noted that the Catholic Church “neither requires nor forbids” the use of vaccines, but instead urges people to “form their consciences and to carefully discern the moral and prudential issues involved.”

What is your practice?

By |2021-02-02T10:04:10-06:00January 22, 2021|Guest columns|

Today, the common question in spiritual circles is not, “What is your church or your religion?” but, “What is your practice?” What is your practice? What is your particular explicit prayer practice? Is it Christian? Buddhist? Islamic? Secular? Do you meditate? Do you do centering prayer? Do you practice mindfulness? For how long do you do this each day?

The one certain truth of 2021

By |2021-02-02T10:01:41-06:00January 7, 2021|Guest columns|

“A baby is God’s way of saying the world should go on.” My mother spoke this truth a thousand times while I was growing up. She said it every time we heard news of a friend or relative expecting a baby, but also each time the world darkened with terrible suffering or personal tragedy. She saw in each human life a great possibility: the prospect of new beginnings meeting the promise of hope.

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