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Where the Nones Can Find the Sacrament: Thom's

Al Jazeera America had an opinion piece recently by Nick Street reporting on an experimental spiritual community called “Thom’s”.   It’s named after the doubting disciple of Jesus, Thomas, and they came into being because they had absolutely had it with the traditional religions they grew up with.  339 more words

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Being Thankful for Our Friends

Make new friends, but keep the old;

Those are silver, these are gold.

~ “New Friends and Old Friends” by Joseph Parry in The Best Loved Poems of the American People…

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Catholicism in 120 Characters or Less

When I began teaching a few years ago they told us that our students attention span was no more than twenty minutes. Today, those same experts are now telling us that the attention span of a teenager is maybe fifteen minutes, if you’re lucky and really exciting. 413 more words


The Transfiguration: A Vision of Hope

Jesus’ Transfiguration was all about sustainability for the Apostles.  He knew that they were going to witness some horrific things in Jerusalem shortly.  So, He showed them in a very dramatic way a vision of His glory; a vision of hope.  483 more words



The first reading at Mass yesterday, from Genesis 22, was missing bits, as is often the case; and quite important bits.  It does slightly annoy me when the lectionary edits Scripture! 227 more words


Soup & Scripture: Week 2 -- New Ardor

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”  — Luke 12:49

This week we will be discussing our love for our faith and the roller coaster which we are sometimes on with it.  375 more words