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Confirmation, Faith, and Emil Nolde’s “Pentecost”

Sometimes we forget the many languages spoken at Pentecost and expect a common sacramental experience/formula in our pastoral approach to Confirmation. Nolde offers us an artistic corrective.


The Lord often reveals to the younger what is best

I have this set of juice glasses in my house. I have been putting them away in the cabinet a few times a week for three years.

I have a 10 year old boy in my house, too…

False Nostalgia: The Culture of the Latin Mass from a Millennial’s Perspective

Catholics were not participating in the Mass and generally had no idea what was going on…

Viewpoint: By the Age of Ten, Young Catholics Are Losing Their Faith

How Many Times Do I Need to Read Genesis?

Our engagement with revelation—from Genesis to the traditions of faith cultivated by the Christian churches—can never stop, rest, or cease, but only continue.

Interview: Steve Warner

Perhaps most memorable moment with the Folk Choir: more than twenty years of singing on Mother’s Day at a maximum security prison in northern Indiana, and receiving a blessing from the offenders at the end of our concerts.

On Veiling in Worship

In an intriguing twist on ancient and ever new concerns over women’s appropriate attire in worship, recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in chapel veils, aka mantillas, in some Catholic circles. How to think about this renewed interest?

What’s Wrong with Burlap and Butterflies?

I vividly recall crouching uncomfortably on carpeted sanctuary steps, watching puppet shows during Mass. Lots and lots of puppet shows. “In fact,” I voiced, as I grew reflective, “almost the entirety of my First Communion catechesis was done through puppets.”

Non Solum: Baccalaureate Mass

Where does the Baccalaureate Mass come from? What Mass texts and readings are used?

Catholic Mission and Witness: Notes on a Spring Break Trip to L’viv, Ukraine

We were showered with generosity and hospitality, including indulgence in the fine local cuisine, not to mention the loving touch of homemade delicacies.