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Spring Cleaning

Date: 03/20/2015

Happy Spring! In winter, we spend inordinate amounts of time inside, dwelling, stewing, stagnating in enforced inactivity. When our hibernating energy finally re-awakens in the spring, it is with a pronounced case of morning breath. After the dust, the must, the rust of winter, a thorough spring cleaning is called for. The promise of renewed life prompts us to prepare a sacred and auspicious wa ...

Related Topics: Blog 111, Holistic Living, Spring, Ceremony, Ritual, Dark, Change, Cleansing, Spring Cleaning

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life's windows and thresholds

Date: 03/15/2015

[caption id="attachment_10096" align="alignleft" width="225"] via wikicommons[/caption] This past year -- heck, this past couple of months! -- has been full of transitions. Passages, they once were called. But there are few markers for so many of life's changes. Aging, for instance, doesn't have a ceremony, a certain day when the world recognises you as an 'elder.' Nor do the slung arrows of ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness, Britton Gildersleeve, Beginner's Heart, Buddhism, Buddhist Blogs, Aging, Everyday Living, Passages

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Irish priest and YouTube sensation Ray Kelly debuts US album just in time for St. Pat's Day

Date: 03/12/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYKwqj5QViQ Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The Year of Living Musically. It's been about a year now since for Father Ray Kelly of St. Brigid's Catholic Church in the small manufacturing town of Oldcastle, Ireland captured the attention and hearts of ever since he captured the hearts of  over 40 people (and counting) ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Father Ray Kelly, Where I Belong, Manhattan Records, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

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The 21st Century Church: "Absolutes" the Church Must Embrace Or Die: Part One

Date: 03/06/2015

[caption id="attachment_1403" align="aligncenter" width="628"] 21st Century Church: Absolutes the Church Must Embrace or Die: Part One[/caption] The popular group Hozier has a hit song “ Take Me to Church .” Lest you think, however, the title reflects the current youth culture’s longing to return to the Church they have abandoned, think again. One line in the lyrics goes like this: ...

Related Topics: Beliefs, Church, 21St Century Church, Absolutes Tomorrow's Church Must Embrace, Tomorrow's Church, Viable Church, Church Of The Future, Church Is Dying, Core Values

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All that Really Matters in Any Religion

Date: 03/04/2015

[caption id="attachment_1397" align="aligncenter" width="687"] All that Really Matters in Any Religion[/caption] "In essentials unity...in non-essentials liberty...in all things charity." I have heard this phrase for the greater part of my religious life. In fact, I am pretty sure I have used the phrase myself. It is a much more helpful position to adopt in this world of multi-religious be ...

Related Topics: Steve Mcswain, Religion, Fr Richard Rohr, Richard Rohr, Unity, Religious Beliefs, Religious Unity, All That Really Matters

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Pax Press Agency covers Catholic work at the U.N. in Geneva

Date: 02/19/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKHj7Jwt4MI The Church in the world. While the Catholic Church is no stranger to news headlines (for both good and not-so-good reasons), little is known by the general public about its full-throttle engagement with the United Nations on issues related to such matters  refugees, religious f ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Pope Francis, 22 Coptic Christians Murdered By ISIS In Libya, Pax Press Agency, Catholic Work At The U.N. In Geneva

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Frank Borzellieri and the Death of Free Speech

Date: 02/17/2015

Back in 2011, Frank Borzellieriwas terminated from his position as principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a predominantly black and Hispanic Catholic elementary school located in the Bronx, New York. The Daily News charged Borzellieri with “white supremacy,” the Church to which Borzellieri devoted his life upheld the conviction, and that was that. Yet the charge was baseless and the conviction ...

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