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Lindsey Weishar: ‘Thou mayest,’ and the necessity of tending to our wounds

"Cruella embraces an identity that denies the goodness within her and damages her relationships with others," writes Lindsey Weishar of the subject of the movie "Cruella," portrayed here by Emma Stone. (CNS photo/Laurie Sparham, Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

My Vocation is Love / Lindsey Weishar A facet of the 21st century I appreciate is film and literature’s interest in the boundary between good and evil. Though the culture also has huge blind spots when it comes to identifying good and evil, it does well in troubling the idea that a person is either […]

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Lindsey Weishar: Lessons in hospitality, vulnerability, from life in a monastery

The Little Sisters of the Lamb monastery in Kansas City, Kansas.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar For the past month, I’ve been living in a monastery. A rapid-fire move back to Kansas City left me temporarily in need of a place to stay, as I sought out an apartment. The monastery belongs to a French-based religious community — The Little Brothers and Sisters […]

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Paul Moore: ‘Set it and forget it’ is not a good idea for faith between sacraments

Ron Popeil with the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie.

“In My Father’s House” / By Paul Thomas Moore Gadget inventor and pitchman extraordinaire Ron Popeil passed away on July 28. He was 86. Not to make light of any soul’s passing, but many of Mr. Popeil’s creations have already been laid to rest in attics and yard sales from here to kingdom come. The […]

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Thoughts on going off to college

Maddi Cave

Guest column / By Maddi Cave EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is a 2021 graduate of Peoria Notre Dame High School. The daughter of Joseph and Misti Cave and a member of St. Patrick Parish in Washington, Maddi will soon begin studies as a journalism major at Drake University in Des Moines. — When I was […]

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Lindsey Weishar: ‘Why have I stayed Catholic?’ — a recollection, invitation

"If not Catholic, what else would I be? What other way of living life would be as full of meaning, as rich, as brilliantly mysterious?" writes columnist Lindsey Weishar.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar A friend recently shared that July 4th and New Year’s Eve are days of recollection for her. While those around her are focused on fireworks displays or welcoming in a new year, she takes a moment to pause, to take stock. My own moment to do this […]

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