Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
As a columnist, I've always harbored a certain paranoia about being overly-personal or exhibitionistic in my writing, or in thinking that my own emotional ups and downs are of interest to others. I've tried to respect that fear.
Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00
Henri Nouwen used to publish some of his diaries under the title, “On Mourning and Dancing.” The title was wholly appropriate since those diaries chronicled much of his own struggle to give public expression to what was bubbling up inside of him and, at the same time, respect a highly sensitive self-consciousness and reticence that made him hesitate to publicly express those same feelings.
Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00
“When grace enters, there is no choice --- humans must dance.”
Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00
To live a chaste life is not easy, not just for celibates, but for everyone. Even when our actions are all in line, it is still hard to live with a chaste heart, a chaste attitude, and chaste fantasies. Purity of heart and intention is very difficult.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.