Living in the World

More Than Repaired—Transformed

More Than Repaired—Transformed

Have you ever felt broken beyond repair?

Fr. J. shared a story of how he once broke a precious vase. He could have fixed the vase, but to no avail. Even if every piece were glued back into place, you’d still see the multitude of cracks running through the vase.

Sometimes, we resemble that vase and we wonder: Can God fix me and, if so, why doesn’t He?

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Tarry in the Triduum

Tarry in the Triduum

When Holy Week arrives, there is a sense of anticipation. Palm Sunday begins a countdown to Easter for many people, a time when we can return to the things we gave up for Lent. But is this the right way to approach Holy Week? How do we make the most effective use of our time during the holiest week of the liturgical year?

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What Does Modern Art Say about Our Culture?

What Does Modern Art Say about Our Culture?

As a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to take several trips with other art students to New York City. In one art gallery, I was surprised to find that the entire exhibition consisted of giant concrete blocks arranged in various ways. I walked around, confused. What’s the meaning behind “artwork” like this? What does it say about society that things like this are considered great art?

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