• Carrying our cross

    Nov 13, 2014

    Among Jesus’ many teachings we find this, rather harsh-sounding, invitation: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.

  • Francis joins his voice in solidarity with those working with the poor

    Nov 11, 2014

    On October 25, the Bishop of Rome met with participants at the World Meeting of Popular Movements held in Rome to discuss the problems faced by the unemployed, the poor, the homeless and those who have lost their land.

  • Three Kinds of Spiritualities

    Nov 07, 2014

    All of us struggle, and we struggle in three ways. First, sometimes we struggle simply to maintain ourselves, to stay healthy and stable, to stay normal, to not fall apart, to not have our lives unravel into chaos and depression. It takes real effort just to maintain our ordinary health, stability, and happiness.

  • The tyranny of economic inequality — and how the people are diverted

    Oct 30, 2014

    It seems that there are some disturbing trends commonly surfacing in several countries in the region.

  • The Goddess of chastity

    Oct 30, 2014

    Ancient Greece expressed much of its psychological and spiritual wisdom inside their myths.

  • Ebola and the failure of the market

    Oct 24, 2014

    When Thomas Duncan first showed up at a Texas hospital complaining of a fever and stomach pains after a visit to his native Liberia, he was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.

  • The unhappy cost of resentment

    Oct 24, 2014

    It’s not only love that makes the world go round. Resentment too is prominent in stirring the drink. In so many ways our world is drowning in resentment.

  • Collegiality, decentralisation and subsidiarity: Francis' dramatic push

    Oct 17, 2014

    Much has been said and written about the new wave of inclusiveness being promoted by the Bishop of Rome, with the ongoing Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, currently underway in Rome, discussing some thorny issues regarding the family.

  • Sacred Permission to be Human and the Tools to Handle Frustration

    Oct 17, 2014

    we have verses in the Psalms, in passages that we pray liturgically, where we ask God to bash the heads of the children of our enemies against a rock.

  • Five people who helped give me some self-underst

    Oct 10, 2014

    Although I grew up in a loving, safe, and nurturing family and community, one of the dominant memories of my childhood and teenage years is that of being restless and somehow discontented.