REFLECTION: Lessons and depression from the primary elections

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR I have not written anything about the primary elections this year, partly because everyone has been commenting on them, and partly because I found them so depressing. I also held off from writing because the exit polls rarely provided data about Catholic voters. Catholic Republicans in the 2012 primaries were … Continue reading REFLECTION: Lessons and depression from the primary elections

REFLECTION: Pentecost and Berrigan, a double portion of God’s Spirit

by Christine Schenk, NCR Pentecost is far and away my favorite feast in the liturgical year. My first real sense of God's Spirit came as a young child. On summer mornings, before anyone else awakened, I would steal outside to gaze in fascination as freshening breezes blew through the tall oak, elm and catalpa trees … Continue reading REFLECTION: Pentecost and Berrigan, a double portion of God’s Spirit