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Anthony de Mello on Awakening to Our True Reality

Date: 08/07/2015

Below is a transcription from a portion of a seminar by Anthony de Mello - A Jesuit priest from India, who is widely regarded for his teachings on practical spirituality. He died in 1987, and his writings have been criticized by the Catholic church. I'm grateful for having been exposed to his common sense wisdom. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy. What I'm about to say will sou ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer


Some Surprise You Others Disappoint

Date: 07/29/2015

My son is getting ready to go somewhere. I can see the visible heartache. I know what is bothering him. "Why do you care?" I say in exasperation. "If you peel back the layers. It's one person. Only one person that is weighing you down. Every single other person believed in you. Why are you giving that one person so much power?" Not long after I am walking with "Cookie" and "Candy." We chat as w ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Divorce, Catholic, Friends, Divorced Mothers


What The Pope and My Uncle The Priest Have in Common

Date: 07/27/2015

I am watching America's Got Talent. I have my laptop on my lap sifting through e-mails. It's been a long day. No, today has been a very, very long day. A choir sings. They sound magnificent. The audience and judges love them. They interview the head of the choir and he says, "To God be the glory." I know I shouldn't. It's been a hard day only I can't help myself once I hear those words. It is a ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Catholic, Priests, Pope, Catholic Priests


Documentary says child sex abuse is "An Open Secret" in Hollywood (Updated)

Date: 07/20/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. (Important Note: Below is my original review of the documentary An Open Secret . The documentary film deals with the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some entries in the comments section below (combined with the charity registration issue mentioned in the original post ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Esponda Productions, Producer Gabe Hoffman, Father Oliver O'grady, Courage To Act Foundation, MPAA Head Christopher Dodd, 2006 Oscar-Nominated Doc Deliver Us From Evil, Amy Berg, An Open Secret, Sexual Sex Abuse Scandal In The Catholic Church, Predators In Hollywood


The Stuff I Was Raised to Believe and What I Believe Today - Part One

Date: 06/20/2015

Like many of you reading this, I was raised to believe many religious things. Much of that stuff, however, I no longer believe today. [caption id="attachment_5527" align="alignright" width="200"] The Stuff I Was Raised to Believe...And, What I Believe Today[/caption] Make no mistake, I'm still a believer. And, what I believe today is very important to me. But what I believe has been and cont ...

Related Topics: Believe, Beliefs, God, Heaven, Saved, Hell, Believer, A Believer, Hannibal, I'm Still A Believer, Inerrant, Bible Infallible, Part One, Saved People, What I Believe


"Amazing Grace" producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland on the faith-themed musical's amazing journey to Broadway

Date: 06/17/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Voyage of the Saved. How slave ship captain and self-described wretch John Newton was saved by God's grace and went on to become a force in the fight to abolish slavery is the epic story told in Amazing Grace . The new Broadway musical, that draws its title from the timele ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Godspell, John Newton, William Wilberforce, Eric Metaxas, Nederlander Theatre, Chicago's Bank Of America Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Indian Joe, Elizabeth A. Davis, The Question Of God By Armand Nicholi, Sigmund Freud, Mary Catlett, Freud's Last Session, Arthur Giron, Cotton Patch Gospel, Painting Churches, The Boys Next Door, Christopher Smith, "Amazing Grace" Producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland

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