Category Archives: Becoming “Church”

Confronting postmodernity in a Catholic hermeneutic

Worthy or Not??

As you all know by now, I work with recoverees several days a week, and as I listen to their stories, I realize that one of the commonalities has to do with feelings of unworthiness. I know people who were … Continue reading

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Telling Our Stories

Ever since our ancestors could first communicate ideas, we have gathered to share stories of every aspect of what it means to be human.  Someone once said that the straightest line between the truth and the human heart is through … Continue reading

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My Marriage Advice

I got a call last week from a former student, asking if I would consider officiating at his wedding in a few weeks, so I met him over coffee this week to talk the whole thing through. He and his … Continue reading

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Lose the weight, baby!

From the time I was 8 years old until I was a teenager, I had it drilled into my head by the Sisters that my body is a living temple of the Holy Spirit, and that means I should respect, … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP!!!

I can still remember the feeling of excitement and anticipation I felt as a kid whenever we would all pile into the station wagon and take a road trip to see family. Sometimes we’d bring books to read, or some … Continue reading

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Getting Reconnected

The 12 Step Programs are the best known recovery tools, but are incredibly unsuccessful.  With a 5 to 7 % success rate, there is a message here that the program people need to wake up and take notice of.  My … Continue reading

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Believing and Belonging

When I began work on my master’s degree in theology in the 1980s, there was intense focus on the words “believing” and “belonging” in the context of what it means to be Church. A little later (1994) Grace Davie’s book, Believing … Continue reading

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