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It Is Good That You Exist

The desire to be seen, to be acknowledged, is deep, and its lack diminishes the person.

Fearing the Fragility of Auntie Janis and Cousin Judy

What is it about human neediness that both fascinates and repels?

Sanctity or Scandal: An Interview with Fr. Steve Grunow

“Credibility will only come from saints—and this is the hard way the Church seems called by the Lord to go.”

How to Make a Holy Hour

Sometimes we need a little guidance that helps us to focus.

Talking to Some Young Jesuits About Social Justice and Evangelization

While I was in Chicago for the Christmas break, I had a wonderful meeting with around thirty young Jesuits. They were massively impressive people: smart, articulate, passionate about their work, and dedicated to the Gospel. Toward the end of our time together, one of the men posed a question that, he warned, would “put me on the spot”—and the discussion then became especially lively and illuminating.

What's Coming in 2019 in the Word on Fire Institute?

This new year for the Word on Fire Institute promises more big things.

Praise, Reverence, and Serve

Ignatius says our purpose is to praise, reverence, and serve God. But this sounds like a rather selfish God.

Following the Star

Our modern culture suggests a tension between spirituality and religion. But the Magi in today’s Gospel demonstrate that when spirituality is lifted up by revelation—when the Magi are told by the religious leaders where the Messiah is to be born—we find the object of our spiritual longing.

Christmas Still Isn’t Over, So Unwrap “The Gift”

This unique Christmas compilation is saturated, start to finish, with the joy of the Gospel.

Herod and the Magi: A Terrible Epiphany

Pride, fear, and contempt always play a role in bringing forth the death of innocence.