catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Legacy

vol. 9, num. 20 :: 2010.11.05 — 2010.11.18

“Life is all about...” We can complete that sentence many ways. Some would say it’s all about learning how to die -- how to let go of ourselves, how to trust what happens next, how to live a life we feel okay leaving behind. How have you come to understand your legacy?

 

Feature

Dave + Lenore

Life, confession and memory in the endless moment of illness.

Editorial

Ashes round the yard

Putting the search for direction in the context of death.

Articles

Human homebodies

On the hope of carving out a path that leads home.

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Last moments

Finding hope in the middle of grieving an unexpected loss.

Scott

An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.

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Living well

On shaping a life that will honor the memory and the suffering of those who have gone before.

Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

Late night thoughts on a personal saint

Over a monthly meal, a friendship and a lifetime influence is cultivated.

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Patricia Louise

A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.

Dust to dust, bone to bone, nothing to nothing

Reflecting on privilege and the manageability of death by natural or unnatural causes.

Weaving the web

Presente

Archbiship Romero’s legacy survives in El Salvador.

 

Switched At Birth

Teasing out the legacy of a 1951 hospital mix-up, forty years later.

 
 

daily asterisk

According to the Christian tradition, grace is not earned. Grace is not merited. It’s not something we deserve. Rather, grace is the free and benevolent favor of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. Grace. As a nation, out of this terrible tragedy, God has visited grace upon us, for he has allowed us to see where we’ve been blind. He has given us the chance, where we’ve been lost, to find our best selves. We may not have earned it, this grace, with our rancor and complacency, and short-sightedness and fear of each other – but we got it all the same. He gave it to us anyway. He’s once more given us grace. But it is up to us now to make the most of it, to receive it with gratitude, and to prove ourselves worthy of this gift.

President Barack Obama
“Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney”
(June 26, 2015)

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