NCR Today: LCWR has developed a strong bent toward contemplation within what I would call the process of leadership.
We're in the middle of Lent, our unique catholic (i.e., universal) retreat time. For 40 days, the entire church, from the greatest to the least, is called to take a look at how our life reflects what we believe about God. Beware: This retreat is not a time of rest. Today's readings call us to focus on the fact that now is the only time we have to live the call of this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
NCR Today: NCR continues our Lenten examination of the works of mercy. Today we look at the third work of mercy: clothing the naked.
My Table is Spread: In the French Quarter on the last Sunday afternoon in January, my family and I had an experience that was wholesome. And fun.
Soul Seeing: My image of God (which is all any of us has) suggests these beyond-within experiences are a trace of God in each of us.
Walking her dog, feeding the birds, enjoying some after-dinner chocolate. Two feet of snow made this all difficult -- or near impossible.
Bishop Paul J. Bradley of Kalamazoo offered prayers for the six people who were killed and two others who were injured by a gunman in the western Michigan city.
Viewpoint: As happened in the third century, there is a growing gap between theology and experience, only this time the theology is twice removed from life.
Recently, I heard friends in Ecuador talking about miracles they had experienced. Those events included the Virgin Mary protecting a town from the rage of an active volcano, a downpour following a novena in a little farming village just about to lose everything to drought, and the inexplicable cure of the single mother of two little children for whom a community prayed while the doctors told them to give up hope.
Young Voices: Certain experiences separate our lives into definable periods of "before and after." While immediate feelings wear off, we never entirely lose that which changed us.