Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Refugees and homeless guests of honour as Pope marks first 'World Day of the Poor'
The TabletPope Francis opened the doors of the Vatican to the poor yesterday making them guests of honour at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and then hosting them at a gourmet lunch.
By Margery Eagan
Boston GlobeIn a church known for shipping provocative priests to a figurative gulag, James Martin has willingly stuck his neck out.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
In ‘Still Pilgrim,’ a reminder of why prayer works so well
The title of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s new volume is both a paradox and an invitation.
The title Still Pilgrim is both a paradox and an invitation.
As Christians we are called to be pilgrims—to move and journey both
within and outside ourselves—and yet we are also called to contemplate.
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell quotes both T. S. Eliot and Psalm 46 to show
that stillness is a deliberate action in an endlessly moving world. In
O’Donnell’s poems, stillness means devotion.
by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell (Paraclete Press, 2017)
Every poem in this book is a sonnet, the poetic form best suited to paradox. O’Donnell’s method and style is flawless; it is easy to forget her verse is metered, rhymed, and crafted by form. Still Pilgrim reminds us why prayer works so well: Cadence makes for clarity.