Nicholas Collura received his Master of Divinity from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2014. Beyond theology, he is deeply interested in the arts and has degrees in cinema studies and in French.

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Taizé today: A ‘new solidarity’

The ecumenical monastic community of Taizé celebrated a triple anniversary this month. It has become the venue for an international exchange of diverse socio-cultural realities.

Taizé: A parable of communion

I spent two weeks in the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé this month alongside thousands of other pilgrims. Taizé recently celebrated three anniversaries.

Bishop-designate Robert Barron could make a mark in Los Angeles

Last week, Pope Francis appointed three priests as auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles. One of them is the popular host of Word on Fire (and rector of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary), Fr.

The pros and cons of parking your kid in front of a screen

Not long ago, I went to a talk at MIT where one of the presenters, a computer science professor, offered an amusing anecdote about his 2-year-old daughter, who had begun talking more and more. He was surprised, he said, when after the conventional "Mommy" and "Daddy" and "Yes" and "No" that were his daughter's very first words, the next articulate thought that came out of her mouth was, "Skip ad!"