Soul Seeing: The word reach means to stretch out, extend or arrive at, and it marks an evolution through the stages of life.
Simply Spirit: It is easy to sink into despair and numbness, because we feel small and the world's problems loom large. How do we pierce the numbness and get involved?
Essay: A Dutch medieval mini drama about Mary Magdalene provides insight about forgiveness, conversion and acceptance of God's love.
NCR Today: I'm about to wade into one of the most controversial liturgical issues in America. … I like liturgical dance.
Spiritual Reflections: We may know Easter faith as a slow journey from desolation to hope. It may be a vision of transformed reality that orients us to live each day from above.
Good Friday: Even though I understood in theory that Jesus accepted his death as necessary to his resurrection, realizing how much he must have hurt made me hurt, too.
Distinctly Catholic: Reading the Gospel accounts of Good Friday, the degree to which the Hebrew Scriptures are present in the text is striking, but there is something deeper at work.
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus comes into Jerusalem not as a warrior king, but as a humble servant riding on a donkey. If we can fully grasp what Jesus is telling us, it will begin to change our attitude, our way of acting.
The cross, loving service and humble sacrifice are the only way to overcome evil and give hope to the world, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience April 12.
NCR Today: "How to cope with Holy Week when you feel less than inspired" reflects on the spiritual roller coaster that takes us to Easter.