Category Archives: Becoming “Church”

Confronting postmodernity in a Catholic hermeneutic

Sliding Into Gratitude

Sometimes, something amazing happens and we achieve something we’ve wanted for a long time—but then we wonder if we really deserve the blessing. Whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, a new sense of vocation or something else, we … Continue reading

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Easter Message in Quarantine

Between Holy Week 2019 and Holy Week 2020, our world has been turned upside down. I remember last year watching Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris, and weeping, remembering all the times I had been there, alone and with students, … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflection 2020

What should I do with my life? What can I do with my remaining years that will be meaningful? What does God want from me exactly? These are the questions we ask ourselves throughout our entire lives. When I was … Continue reading

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Let’s Change Somebody!

Our perception of others tends to be simplistic: some are like us, with viewpoints and perceptions like our own, and others are lumped together into the category of “Not Like Me” On the one hand, this denotes our commitment to … Continue reading

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Sunshine Meditation

Today is an unusually windy day in my part of the world, with wind gusts up to 60  miles an hour and with heavy rain clouds and cold temps pretty much keeping everyone indoors as much as possible. Driving in … Continue reading

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Edit Your Script

While working with a recoveree earlier this week, someone who is struggling, in her words, to rewrite the story of her life, I was struck by the idea of our life being very much like a movie screenplay. As children … Continue reading

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Loving YOU

This past week I spent time on retreat in the silence, and for me, this is something I need to do to practice real self-care. It occurred to me during that time that even though I’m now a member of … Continue reading

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