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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 ...
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 ...
[caption id="attachment_723" align="alignleft" width="480"] The church of Abbe Sauniere - inspiration for the Da Vinci Code[/caption] The Cathars were a mystical Christian movement that grew from the Languedoc region of France in the 11th century and expanded to other parts of Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Cathars called themselves Bons Hommes or “Good Christians," focusing on ...
[caption id="attachment_5469" align="alignleft" width="400"] Sister Corita Kent, in front of her artwork, at Immaculate Heart College in 1964 (Credit: Corita Art Center, by way of NPR)[/caption] Since NPR's recent segment , Sister Corita Kent has come to mind a few times this week as someone who deserves to be added to our Restless Souls' Hall of Fame—yes, it's a bit of a new concept here at ...
Divine Consciousness: What Being Saved is Really All About [caption id="attachment_1321" align="alignright" width="199"] Divine Consciousness[/caption] What does "being saved" really mean? I am sometimes asked, "You frequently use the words 'conscious' or 'Divine consciousness' or 'higher states of consciousness' and, sometimes, 'awake' or 'awakening'. What do you mean by these words?" Wh ...
You don't have to be a student of political science to recognize that there is no perfect, man-made governing system. Even democracy -- which is not what we live under in the United States -- works better on paper, or parchment, than it does in real life because, though we theoretically operate with the concept that every single adult -- male or female -- has equal say in how things are run, in r ...
I roll one of my kitchen cabinet drawers open. It’s a side cabinet that I barely use since it’s awkward. I see shards of glass and open it even further to inspect. A simple, glass, Lenox bowl that we received as a wedding present is broken in half. I am once again fighting tears. All I can think is, “Really, really?” How much more of the past twenty some years has to be disassembled? I know it s ...
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