“The history of the church, e.g., the early Benedictines, has shown that early in ecclesiastical history the task of the clergy was to assist the laity in exercising the latter’s role in the church.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC. (the operative word is “assist”) What Louis wrote, and most especially what he did in his […]Read more "You are the Church…."
The best way not to have your profession or business become a commodity is to understand the meaning of a Trusted Relationship. And that doesn’t happen overnight. The difference IN being human and the difference IT makes. Life and art are a seamless garment of humanity. To better understand philosophy/theology look to the art. Society […]Read more "Snippets of My Thinking & Reflecting this morning."
The Center for Action & Contemplation (https://cac.org/conspire-2021/) On the Conspire 2020 page, we read the quote “We stand in the place where opposites come together, awaiting the birth of what is to come—a new genesis, one more beginning in a series of starts trailing backward in time to the very first day; God’s generous rhythm […]Read more "We are experiencing is the evolution of civilizations."
Reflecting in “free Will’ during Holy Week, a time where I do reflect on what it means to be a human being and why. The term “free will” is a human term, just like “god” is a human term. What we are describing is a reality that we discover in our universes, ourselves, and our […]Read more "Reflecting on free will…."
During this period of Covid, lockdowns, and working remotely, many human beings experienced for the first time a true sense of what it feels like to be valuable and worthwhile to others and self. The challenge during this period was understanding what prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty about those feelings. This period […]Read more "Contemplation and Reclaiming Real Conversations."
We are all historians to some degree. Arnold Toynbee wrote in his last book this statement: “Within the last two centuries, Man has increased his material power to a degree at which he has become a menace to the biosphere’s survival, but he has not increased his spiritual potentiality; the gap between this and his […]Read more "What is Religion?"
Discipleship in the modern world is becoming more attuned to technology. What is important to realize is Discipleship has always adapted to the world it found itself in and the surrounding culture. If we look at Discipleship in the period of the Agricultural Revolution, we see how different it was from the Industrial Revolution era. […]Read more "Modern Discipleship in the age of Autonomous Technology"
“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ~ Viktor Frankl I did my thesis work on the relationship in Viktor Frankl and Aristotle’s discovery process and how the two arrived at the same understanding […]Read more "Aristotle, Viktor Frankl, and Nicolas Cole."
I am a big fan of the work of the Hank Center at Loyola University in Chicago. Many of the themes we all discuss on this site address issues we see in the encyclicals of Pope Francis and his homilies and other writings including speeches.Yesterday the Hank Center had a panel discussion(short intro below) discussing […]Read more "The Hank Center Panel Discussion"
Many of you may be familiar with the work of Ilia Delio, OSF. Ilia is a scientist, mystic, teacher, writer, and, most importantly, a person with a prophetic voice. Formerly, the Omega Center was her platform for introducing the world to the vision of Teilhard De Chardin. What makes her work different is she and her team focus […]Read more "Let me introduce you to the Center for Christogenesis"