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Spirituality

 "Games of Thrones" Morality
If Lord of the Rings was the epic for the Cold War era, then Game of Thrones is the epic for our time, with the disappearance of the clear oppositions that once enabled easy discrimination between friend and enemy.

 'An Ordinary Mystic
The faith and art of Alfonse Borysewicz
One painter who is both a committed Catholic and a serious artist is Alfonse Borysewicz, a Brooklyn-based former seminarian whose work has been shown both in Chelsea and in a Catholic church in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 10 THINGS I WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT JESUS
What to know about the man many people call God... by James Martin SJ

 12 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF IN THE NEW YEAR
Beginning a new year is a chance to take stock of our spiritual lives and consider how we can continue to develop next year. But let’s remember that it’s not about our own efforts but about trusting God to lead us where he wants us to go.

 5 STEPS TO A DO-IT-YOURSELF RETREAT
If you take just one day or half a day a month (or even a couple of hours!), it will help your spiritual life.

 A Cosmic View of Easter
In an Easter reflection titled, “A Faith that Loves the Earth,” Karl Rahner highlighted some of the ways that the Resurrection is significant for the entirety of creation. Like Sts. Paul and Irenaeus before him, Rahner had a rich notion of salvation as the recapitulation of the whole world or, put another way, all of creation’s return back to God.

 A HAPPY DEATH
How can one die happy? Isn't the death-process itself excruciating? What about the pain involved in dying, in letting go of this life, in saying our last goodbyes? Can one die happy?

 A JESUIT PERSPECTIVE ON HARRY POTTER
The best defense against the dark arts is hope; imagination is its home. Ignatius knew that. After all, what are the Spiritual Exercises if not a schooling of the imagination? Hope is our resurrection stone; Easter is its shape.

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