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    Eric Clayton

    Eric A. Clayton is the deputy director of communications for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He has a BA in creative writing and international studies from Fairfield University and an MA in international media from American University. Eric writes Story Scraps on Substack. He lives in Baltimore, MD, with his wife and two daughters. Clayton is the author of Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith and My Life with the Jedi: The Spirituality of Star Wars.

    The Reign of the Cat Nap

    A deep voice riddled by static blasted through the radio. I couldn’t hear what was said and wouldn’t have understood the language even if I had. But whatever magic...

    Eyes to Serve, Hands to Learn

    Remember the 2012 song “Below My Feet” by the British folk-rock band, Mumford and Sons? Released on their second album, Babel, I don’t believe it was ever one of their...

    An Examen of Life’s Stories

    Editor’s Note: This Examen can be prayed at any time, but it is particularly suited to praying while reading and reflecting on Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your...

    Catholic Worldbuilding and the Ignatian Imagination

    I’ve always been fascinated by the process of worldbuilding. Science fiction and fantasy are by far my favorite genres. Occasionally, I dabble in writing speculative fiction of my own. Any...

    The War of the Bedtime Stories

    A minor religious conflict broke out during our bedtime reading not so long ago. It was unexpected—and pretty hilarious. Once upon a time, my eldest daughter, Elianna, received from her...

    This Is No Time to Paint

    Our girls were in bed, the dishes were clean, and I had just poured myself a glass of wine. There were at least two TV shows that I was...