Category Archives: spirituality

Correction

It was a St Blog’s meme of the last decade: the fretting when a gospel about a miraculous feeding appeared in the Sunday Lectionary. What if, my blogging colleagues mused, the preacher spoke of the “miracle of sharing” instead of … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Atchison Blue

Yesterday I overheard my colleague Shari describe our parish library to a prospective student as “one of the best theological libraries in Iowa.” That may be right. It also has amazing spiritual riches, like this book by the poet and journalist Judith … Continue reading

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People, Alas, Are Devilish Enough

I don’t mean to beat the Urrutigioty/Groeschel dead horse, but I thought commenter Brian Gallagher had a useful observation: EWTN has a phenomenal batting average for finding these guys. I’m especially impressed by the damnatio memoriae efforts they take to … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Radical Hospitality

Lonni Collins Pratt and Fr. Daniel Homan, a Benedictine monk collaborated on the fine book Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love. One of my parishioners recommended it to me months ago, and it finally made it to my bookshelf last … Continue reading

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Noticing

I do recommend Charles’ post on Robin Williams–there’s not too much Bill O’Reilly–really. I like the reflections there. I haven’t read too many others. The young miss, I think I mentioned, broke the news to me, and commented on how … Continue reading

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Bishops On Retreat

The farthest I’ve ever traveled to go on retreat was about 2,000 miles. For the Spiritual Life Institute, it was either there or Nova Scotia, about a thousand miles in another direction. Every other time, it’s within a day’s drive … Continue reading

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Shift To Beatitudes

Hey! That Pope Francis snitched my idea! Truth be told, he just expanded on it. dotCommonweal’s David Cloutier reflected on it a but more deeply: While this teaching is likely to get far less press that his statements on hot-button … Continue reading

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