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Christine Schenk's column is a regular feature of National Catholic Reporter.
Simply Spirit: It is not easy to be "put to the test." Which is why Jesus instructs us to ask for God's help in a world too often seduced and corrupted by the power of evil.
Simply Spirit: Two months ago, I was privileged to accompany a remarkable group of people touring ancient Christian sites in Greece, with some impressive female leaders traveling right alongside us.
Simply Spirit: We remembered Jesus as we broke bread and raised our cups of wine in front of our webcams. No one could accuse us of attempting to say Mass. But there were many priests around our virtual table.
When we entered the Lenten season just six weeks ago, who among us would have imagined celebrating Holy Week and Easter amid so much death and suffering?