Tag: modernity

On obligation to love.

This essay started with a random glance at the next year’s possible retreat topic. I think that’s what it was. The topic was “Love as an Obligation.” And my first response was to turn to a sister next to me and to ask, feeling everything slow down as it does when something in my head …

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On a forbidden subject.

Our Church, among other things, is an institution, and in that it is structured and authoritative. The institutional aspect of the Church is a precious gift any thoughtful Catholic appreciates, but it also can be a challenge to defend and a burden to carry. It has its quirks and, as everything human, it has its …

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