John Garvey: Summer at the lake

I used to feel inadequate about our holiday plans. Going to the lake was so prosaic. But I have concluded that there is a kind of equilibrium at work in the matter of vacation choices.

Elise Italiano Ureneck: Do’s and don’ts of dialogue

Everyone from bishops to influential lay leaders to people in the pews now have a microphone (or megaphone, depending on their number of followers) to use. More often than not, they are rewarded with increased visibility when they post something divisive or reactionary.

Effie Caldarola: ‘Lord of the dance’

Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche communities for the physically and intellectually challenged, once said, “If you are blind to the poor, you are blind to God.”