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All Souls Day

Today, on All Souls Day I pray a litany, asking all these people to be with me, to stand beside me, in the year ahead.

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School of Life

“We have to have more than textbooks. We need text-people” (Abraham Joshua Heschel). Both are necessary and nourishing. Both shape our beliefs and views of the world.

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10 tips for dating a priest

a more healthy way to look at clerical life is to remember that it is supposed to be at its heart about being very much yourself and very much about living life with passion. That means all kinds of passion. Oh yes, that kind of passion too.

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Wanting to be heard

by Marshall Scott Not long ago I was responding to a news item on The Lead, and made this observation: So, I find myself with

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The symmetry of life

by Mary Cobb Erickson I am moved often by the symmetry of life. Although it doesn’t always seem like it, there is a rhythm and

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America la Maganda

The Samaritan woman and the Roman Centurion probably didn’t speak the same dialect or maybe even language, yet Jesus seemed to be able to speak to both of them in very clear and understandable ways.

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A Pastoral Paradox

In a more provocative moment, I recently posted on Facebook that when confronted with the word “pastoral” I am increasingly tempted to wonder — if not ask out loud — if “co-dependent” is what is often really meant. It seems that “pastoral” can be code for mere coddling bad behavior, or simply leaving things dangerously alone.

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Change Happens

Be kind to each other, one generation to another. We’re all changing in some way, and for some of us it is painful, and that goes for both sides of the age fulcrum. Work together, learn from each other, trust each other’s motives are for the best that they can conceive, and tread lightly because we deal with people, not just ideas.

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