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Poetry

Sightings

Shortly after her death, Mother Teresa appeared / in a cinnamon bun in Nashville, Tennessee. / She looked serious, perturbed even, as though / this epiphany were an inconvenience.

By Donovan McAbee May 2019
The Dog-Eared Page

Poverty And Precarity

We need always to be thinking and writing about poverty, for if we are not among its victims its reality fades from us. We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.

By Dorothy Day April 2019
The Dog-Eared Page

Let It Go

She spoke to me. I know it was Her. I have no words with which to tell you how sure I am that it was the Mother. Trust me.

By Brian Doyle January 2019
Fiction

Believers

Now he’s here, and there had better be something holy in this darkness. So he puts his hands up and opens his eyes as wide as he can and says he has a message from God. Slowly everyone turns. They see a skinny kid who is not quite a man speaking words that are hard to unravel because of his accent.

By Kate Osterloh December 2017
Quotations

Sunbeams

True prophets sometimes, false prophets always, have fanatical adherents.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

December 2017
The Sun Interview

Love Thy Neighbor

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove On Race, Faith, And Resistance

Most black evangelicals didn’t vote for him. Most Latino evangelicals didn’t vote for him. But 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump.

By Amanda Abrams September 2017
The Dog-Eared Page

One Of Us

Once upon a time there was an abbot of a monastery who was very good friends with the rabbi of a local synagogue. It was Europe, and times were hard. . . .

By Megan McKenna September 2017
The Dog-Eared Page

The Good Samaritan

from The Gospel Of Luke

Once a certain scribe stood up and said, “Rabbi, what must I do to gain eternal life?”

Translation By Stephen Mitchell June 2017
Readers Write

Leaps Of Faith

An immigrant’s decision, a gambler’s dilemma, a daughter’s grief

By Our Readers March 2017
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Why Religion Endures

On a spectrum of postures toward religious faith that runs from organized hostility to muffled contempt to resigned forbearance to never-crosses-my-mind indifference to against-my-better-judgment curiosity to serious interest to fellow-traveling to heartfelt engagement to missionary fervor, where do you place yourself, and how does that dispose you to others’ positions?

By Jack Miles March 2016