Thursday, March 25, 2010 By Michael Daley Borrowing a phrase from presidential politics, when asked “Why do I stay in the church?” my reply is, “It’s the imagination, stupid.” Since my birth, in ways both conscious and unconscious, the church has provided me with numerous images, metaphors, and stories. Priest,
Thursday, February 25, 2010 By Michael Daley Recently, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper, had a congratulatory article celebrating the Simpsons 20th anniversary. Yes, I mean the show about the beer-guzzling, nuclear plant working, incompetent, overweight and vulgar resident of Springfield, Homer Simpson.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 By Michael Daley After several enthusiastic invites from a student’s mother, I finally accepted her invitation to attend a large, nondenominational church with her and her family. This was a good “Catholic” family mind you, with years of both local parish involvement and Catholic education. Yet,
Thursday, November 12, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ARCHDIOCESE — Whether it’s the stained-glass windows with images of the saints that fill our churches with light, the crèche that powerfully celebrates the mystery of the incarnation or the eucharistic meal through which we become one with Christ and each other,