The Way

As radio producer in the media department, I recently interviewed Martin Sheen about his faith and his new movie, The Way, for an upcoming episode of American Catholic Radio that will air the week of November 1. In the movie (which was produced and directed by his son, Emilio Estevez), Martin plays Tom, a...

The Genius Behind the Design

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Mark Sullivan, art director for our book department, along with other artists on staff, might protest this saying. That’s because they know how much time and energy goes into creating books with just the right cover. Mark has been designing...

Lessons from a Hardwood Floor

Recently, my husband and I found ourselves refinishing the hardwood floors in our house. Though we knew it would be tough, we did not anticipate all of the problems we would have and how long the process would take. Now, I look at the floors and think about what they taught us, not just in the “how-to”...

Capital Punishment

In late September a large number of Catholic theologians signed a statement arguing that the death penalty should be abolished. They said that two recent executions prompted them to write. Both executions occurred on September 21, 2011. In Georgia, Troy Anthony Davis, an African American man, was put to...

‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’

[We welcome guest blogger Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M., who, along with Jack Wintz, O.F.M., writes the Friar Jack’s E-spirations e-newsletter.] There is a powerful scene in the Gospel of Matthew following the incident of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Jesus goes immediately to the Temple...

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