catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Holy Week

vol. 6, num. 6 :: 2007.03.23 — 2007.04.06

On the Western liturgical calendar, April 1 marks Palm Sunday, which leads us through the darkness of betrayal and suffering to the resurrection.  Reflections on the end of Lent and the beginning of life in awareness of a new reality.



A day to remember

Holy Week exposes a subtle cultural difference with significant implications.

Christ didn't come to give us the willies

A reflection on the implications of downplaying the suffering memories of Good Friday.


From the ashes

At opposite ends of the Lenten journey are two paradoxical reminders.


The testimony of the stones

A Palm Sunday meditation on the unspoken groanings of creation at the Lamb being led to the slaughter.

Discovering the Psalms during Holy Week

Seven reflections on psalms that bear the echoes of biblical narrative themes.

Mean old world

The Good News of holy week can be an awfully scary story.

Acting as if

On a mother's struggle to care for herself and her children in the wake of a Lenten suicide.


<i>Neon Bible</i> reveals more than indie emotionalism

A review of Arcade Fire's newest release.


In case you missed it the first time

More of myself

Reflection on experiences that flow between the community and the self.

Second baptism

A solitary journey into the woods leads to transformation.

What I learned during Lent

Going without yields a lesson about the true substance of control.

Weaving the web

Cinema Paradiso

Reflections on the April scripture texts from the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycle C) by Malinda Berry.


The many times my mother died

J. Sharlet writes about believing in resurrection.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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