Welcome to the Re/Generation Blog! Throughout the year, Call To Action's Re/Generators will be posting reflections and updates about their year learning and growing with Call To Action.
This past weekend, my parish held its annual outdoor Mass and picnic. Despite the heat, the sun, and my pouting six-year-old, it was a beautiful Mass. I love outdoor Masses, and an outdoor Mass in the early fall always brings me back to the Convocation Mass at the start of my first semester of college. … Continue reading Dare to Declare Who You Are
A church or the Church? (image: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA, via Shutterstock) A couple nights ago, a Re/Generator from last year started a vital conversation on Facebook: “I'm having a bad Catholicism day - mad at the church… Why stay (whatever staying means to you)?” Let me first answer two meanings of this question, and so … Continue reading Who is the Church, the universal institution?
delfin's mother, marching in a pride parade. "Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it..." -Wilferd Peterson … Continue reading Stories of siding with Love through life’s messiness…solidarity from the Pews to the Public and from the public to the pews
Photograph of stained glass window in St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts by John Workman The ivory tower: it's a trope with a long history, but today, it generally refers to an isolated academic, so enamored with their scholarly pursuits that they cannot relate to the rest of the world, or communicate effectively with the … Continue reading Academic at Heart
(CW: This post includes discussion of rape and domestic violence) Domestic Violence calls for communal grieving in my area as well as in our nation. One of the myths surrounding the issue is that many perceive it as a private family problem. However, violence against others behind closed doors is symptomatic of a greater social … Continue reading Creating Space for Speaking Hope Amidst the Sin of Domestic Violence
CTA Re/Generator Diana Marin co-wrote a beautiful reflection with her colleague, Rachel Plattus, about how their involvement in the Nuns & Nones movement is transforming the way they think of climate change. They write: As we begin to weave together the many stories that make up the larger story of Nuns and Nones, we are … Continue reading Diana Marin writes on “Love in a Time of Climate Change”