From the Editors


Reading Lists

Thoughts and Meditations for Ash Wednesday

Thoughts on contrition and confession, sin and redemption, the Ten Commandments and the liturgy, offered for Ash Wednesday.

The Editors

February 10, 2016

Lent’s Bodily Exposure

Stephanie Pacheco kept the ashes on her forehead as she walked around the university, because she had begun to see that man’s darkness was real.

Stephanie Pacheco

February 9, 2016

Her Partial-Cloistered Lent

Unlike St. Thérèse of Lisieux in her convent, Katherine Torrey writes, she had goals. The saint was a kindred sufferer, but she hoped not too kindred.

Kathleen Torrey

February 8, 2016

We Don’t Live for Our Children

Politicians ask for our votes because they will make the world better for our children, and they’re not wrong to do so. But Christians, explains editor Andrew Haines, must ask other questions besides “Which candidate will make me and my children richer?”

Andrew M. Haines

February 8, 2016

The Convert’s Testing Lent: Can I Do This Catholic Thing?

Anthony Barr decided to make Lent a test of whether he could “do this Catholic thing?” and enter the Church, and then he failed.

Anthony M. Barr

February 8, 2016

Social Media, Sloth, and Sorrow

Even a rigorous Twitter debate between Ross Douthat and James Martin can lead to what Aquinas called “sorrow about spiritual good,” writes Robert Homan.

Robert Homan

February 4, 2016