Being grateful and spreading the message is the 12th step of recovery. If we look at recovery from addiction in its many forms – drugs, alcohol, food, sex, or work – it... Read More
The expanded treatment of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen that follows is meant to show the richness of this format of prayer for incorporating spiritual /... Read More
Why aren’t people coming to Church? People have always found God in nature, their everyday lives, and their prayer and celebrations at home. Many people now have... Read More
Your Glorious Body is On Order Theologian Nathan Mitchell links Rahner’s view of the glorification of the human body with that of St. Paul. Both the human body and... Read More
Reflecting on Jesus’ parable of the King who sent invitations to a banquet but was turned down by his guests, Fr. Romeo Evangelista reminds us that God invites all freely and risks rejection in so doing. Do we understand that the celebration of the Eucharist is an invitation to God’s party?
It happened again the other day. I had gone to the grocery store after dinner to get flour, yeast, and a couple of other things so I could start baking early the next... Read More
Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett at the Wild Goose Festival from On Being on Vimeo. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Minister... Read More
Your Day of Renewal at Villa Maria del Mar Saturday – October 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM On the beach in Santa Cruz – 21918 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA We... Read More
On April 2, 2004 a special commission delivered a report on justice and peace to Pope St. John Paul II which he had requested. Known as the Compendium of the Social... Read More
When does getting a job and going to work become a question of “joining the lemmings going over the cliff?” The question arises one night over dinner. A... Read More
We know from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and from his autobiography that the physical world was very important to him. In the opening to the Spiritual... Read More
On Wednesday May 13 at his General Audience in St Peter’s square Pope Francis gave a short address on the three words that are key to family happiness and well... Read More
Jesse has taken the usual meaning of life as something that we live as something that is ours alone and turned it on its head. “The Life You Live” is all about the life of the Risen Christ.
Terry Hershey defines sanctuary as “a place where your soul can catch up with your body.” We all need these places, yet we don’t often give ourselves... Read More
Light is fascinating. At Christmas time we are enthralled with the lights all around us, candles and Yule fires. We feel safe in light. Light is beautiful to us. At... Read More