The Common Good

Articles By Michaela Bruzzese

A school garden project helps kids learn about plants—and Catholic social teaching about caring for the environment.
Multigenerational households are becoming more common, by choice or by necessity -- and these expanded family circles have both benefits and perils.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B & C
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September and October.
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To follow Jesus more deeply, we must learn to stop and rest.
A review of Faith and Feminism: a Holy Alliance, by Helen Lakelly Hunt.
"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....
Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words.
Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task.
"We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks "the well-being of all." 
"That's when I want you—you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That's when I need you, God, like food," wrote Rainer Maria Rilke in his Book of Hours.
Despite Jesus' greeting to the disciples, the weeks following his resurrection are anything but peaceful for the struggling community.
"How do you want to spend your life? We all know you can ruin it.
We are reminded that the commitment to the gospel is an absolute one. Reflections on the revised common lectionary, Cycle C.
We are prone to listen to, but not hear, Jesus' challenging words.
Our churches have attempted to corner the market on grace, to act as society's sole dispensers of salvation.
Only when we know ourselves as broken yet fiercely loved can we share the gift of new life.
We commit to proclaiming and living the good news, even when doing so seems absurd.
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