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Rising in Christ: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

Rising in Christ focuses on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – RCIA. Discover the ancient way in which people entered the faith and its renewal today. Find out why baptized persons don’t need to go through the RCIA to enter the church. Take a look at people coming to new life in Christ. Enjoy the spirituality, poetry, and images of the RCIA and find valuable information and resources for teaching others.

Mercy: God’s Many Faceted Gift

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

In Mercy: God’s Many Faceted Gift, we look at examples of mercy and forgiveness: in the lives of real people, in the historical context of development of today’s understanding of mercy, and through reflection on what mercy tells us about God and our everyday relationships and lives.

Family Life: Cradled in Divine Love

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015

Family is ideally the cradle of divine love into which we are born as humans. The challenges of living in faith as family, as domestic church, and practical ways in which we live and grow together in love are addressed in this issue of Theologika Digest. Following closely on the closing of the 2015 Synod on the Family and just before the start of the Holy Year of Mercy, we report on the statements and recommendations produced by the Synod and look forward with hope to the Holy Year. The role of the family in safeguarding the environment is also featured, with practical suggestions and activities.

Sacred Heart: A Heart to Love All People

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015

Theologika Digest’s June 2015 issue takes the Sacred Heart of Jesus as its theme. Features include art by Joseph Fanelli and David Clayton, meditations by Sr. Laurel O’Neal, Er. Dio. and Dr. Susan Mahan, historical background of the development of the devotion, summaries of Pope Francis’ 2015 homily for the Feast of the Sacred Heart (in English and Spanish), introduction to Laudato Si’, and much more.

Mary Still Sings: “He Has Lifted up the Meek and the Lowly”

Posted by on May 23, 2015

This issue of Theologika Digest takes as its theme Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat. We respond to God’s gift of care for the lowly through practical outreach in service, music, art, liturgy, and celebrations. Articles include reflections on the place of Mary in salvation history and in our lives, an introduction to the work of Connie Fortunato and Music Camp International, information about the Mozarabic rite liturgy celebrated recently at the Vatican, a link to Jesse Manibusan’s newest work, and much, much more.

Easter Dawns

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Easter Dawns is the theme of this issue of Theologika Digest. Offerings include reflections on the Resurrection, creation as the overflowing of divine love, Easter as a past, present and future reality, Eucharist as proclaiming the death of the Lord, Pope Francis’ reflection on the example of the women who were Jesus’ disciples, as well as art, music, crafts, an Easter puzzle, and a new icon.

Metanoia: Turning Around

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

Metanoia – our March 2015 issue – offers insights on ways in which we are called to turn our lives around, creating places of rest and growth, growing into adult faith, and savor relationships and activities. The issue includes music, videos, and other materials to enhance the experience of of turning around towards God in our lives today.

Light for the World — February 2015

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

This issue of Theologika Digest is focused on Jesus’ coming as Light of the World and ways in which we too are called to be light in our world. The experience of Catholic faith in cultures around the world, Muslim/Christian solidarity during Lent, the Pope’s request for lay input regarding the Synod’s work on the mission and vocation of the family in the Church, music, catechetical resources for Lent, and much more await our readers.

Gifted and Giving — January 2015

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

Gifted and Giving, our January 2015 issue, includes news of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines, including his encounter with a child who asked a pointed question and his response to her that challenges us to listen and act. Additionally, we have included a theological reflection on “gift” as the foundation of all reality. news of the coming canonization of Bl. Junipero Serra, activities for families, and consideration of many of the gifts we have received: inquiry, holy discontent, our own selves, music, and community.

Called to be holy – October 2014

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

Called to Be Holy is the theme of the October 2014 issue of Theologika Digest. Dr. Barbara Winston and her work with spiritual direction in the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities is profiled. Articles include reflections on “The Little Way” of St. Therese of Lisieux, what it means to be holy, praying with the Church through the Liturgy of the Hours, Pope Francis’ thoughts on the call to holiness (en español también), a Find-the-Saints word search puzzle, and a recipe for Soul Cakes to celebrate All Saints Day and/or All Souls Day.

Called to Community – September 2014

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014

Theologika Digest’s September 2014 issue takes “Called to Community” as its theme, looking at the Church as community in its foundation and its living in faith. Articles feature Fr. David Heney and his University adult education program, artist John Nava’s Communion of Saints tapestries, Cardinal Avery Dulles’ models of the Church, Henri Nouwen on friendship, a Church Leadership crossword puzzle, inspiration from Vatican II, Native American celebration of liturgy, and more.

Called to Action – August 2014

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

The August 2014 issue of Theologika Digest takes the theme of vocation as a sacred calling from God, a “worthy dream”, as its focus. The vocations of hospital chaplain, consecrated member of a religious community, student of arts and sciences, composer, and prophet of social justice are offered as examples of this divine call. The invitation to enter into the divine mystery through liturgy and the identification of one’s sacred calling to pursue a “worthy dream” are also explored.