Soul Seeing: Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales reminds us of our identity as pilgrims. We are all on a journey. And a motley crew we are.
Someone once said that a connoisseur of classical music is someone who can listen to Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and not think of "The Lone Ranger."
Spiritual Reflections: Manna had a strange effect on the wandering people. It fed them not just physically but socially and economically, too.
Column: Catholics of all ages, especially social-justice-minded ones, should remember that burying the dead is just as important as feeding the hungry.
Young Voices: It is not as though I am without topics that would be compelling enough to cover. But sometimes it's all right to say nothing.
Soul Seeing: In-between processes are less rational than imaginative, less internally focused than looking for clues outside the self.
Spiritual Reflections: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity simply focuses on the concrete relationships God initiates and sustains with humanity.
Global Faith: This was not a trip to Jerusalem or Rome, but to Cuba. Our band of 23 were not tourists or service volunteers but pilgrims.
Sandra Delgado wasn't held much as a child growing up in a stern, Catholic, Mexican-immigrant home in the San Fernando Valley.
A high-stress job and spiking blood pressure led her to discover the healing power of human touch a year ago when she walked into her first Reiki session.
"Reiki saved my life," said Delgado, a lawyer with Bank of America. "I cannot live without it, and I don't want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn't found it."
I had a right hip replacement five weeks ago and got a new left hip back in January. I've been enjoying recovery. Really, it is quite amazing. All that old pain is gone, and slowly, the injured and insulted muscles regain their strength. I let go of the cane, climb stairs normally, walk around the block, but still stand up from my desk slowly because I've been sitting too long and forgot to move. Experiencing this healing process from the inside out astounds me.