RonRolheiser,OMI

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While living in Belgium, in 1982, Fr. Ron was invited by the Canadian newspaper “Western Catholic Reporter”, to write a feature column. Calling the column, “In Exile”, Fr. Ron is often asked the meaning behind the title.

“Superficially, I was living abroad and was young enough and full enough of youthful grandiosity to like the feel of being an outsider. When you’re young, it can seem romantic, noble even, to be the one who’s gone from home, missed by your loved ones, seemingly on some heroic journey. Of course you’re only trying to get some university degree, hardly the stuff of heroic journeys; but that was before instant communication and the Internet, when you didn’t fly across the Atlantic every holiday. It was my first time being a long way from home, I was young, alone, restless, and it was nice to luxuriate a bit in that loneliness.

For far more significant reasons, I chose this title because all of us live in exile in a real way. As St. Paul puts it, we see as “through a glass, darkly”, through an enigma, separated always partially from God and each other. We experience some love, some community, some restfulness, but never these in their fullness. Karl Rahner once said “in the torment of the insufficiency of everything attainable, we learn that here, in this life, there is no finished symphony.”

September 29, 2014 - Five People Who Helped Give Me Some Self-Understanding

September 22, 2014 - Fatherless at the Depth of our Being

September 15, 2014 - On How We React to Criticism and Opposition

September 8, 2014 - Our Timidity in the Face of God’s Abundance

September 1, 2014 - May your Kingdom Come, But not Yet

August 25, 2014 - Fearing Our Own Maturity

August 18, 2014 - Ten Secrets to Happiness

August 11, 2014 - Walking on Water and Sinking Like a Stone

August 4, 2014 - The Law of Karma

July 28, 2014 - Searching for the Right Fuel

July 21, 2014 - Suicide – Reclaiming the Memory of our Loved One

July 14, 2014 - A Visit from the Goddess of Night

July 7, 2014 - Disciples with many Faces

June 30, 2014 - Robert Moore on Human Energy

June 23, 2014 - On Being Perpetually Distracted

June 16, 2014 - On Not Being Stingy With God’s Mercy

June 9, 2014 - The Regrets We Can Live With

June 2, 2014 - Wearied in our Patience

May 26, 2014 - Our Gaze upon the City

May 19, 2014 - Dag Hammarskjold on Sexuality and Desire

May 12, 2014 - Mother’s Day

May 5, 2014 - A Pilgrimage through Nature, Desire, and Soul

April 27, 2014 - Accepting Truth, Whatever its Cloak

April 21, 2014 - God’s Quiet Presence in our Lives

April 13, 2014 - The Transcript of our Trial

April 7, 2014 - The Garden of Gethsemane

March 31, 2014 - Our Need to Share Our Riches with the Poor

March 24, 2014 - Groaning beyond Words – Our Deeper Way of Praying

March 17, 2014 - What Dark Nights Do For Us

March 10, 2014 - Facing Our Maker

March 2, 2014 - The Human Struggle with Sexual Energy

February 23, 2014 - The Real Challenge in Creativity – To Enter the Song

February 16, 2014 - Religious Coinage

February 9, 2014 - Our Pagan Resistance To The Other World

February 2, 2014 - Our Struggle For Empathy And Generativity

January 26, 2014 - Holiness, Wholeness, and Depression

January 19, 2014 - The Imperative for Wholeness inside Christ

January 12, 2014 - The Non-Violence of God

January 5, 2014 - On the Dangers of Defining Ourselves

December 22, 2013 - My Ten Favorite Books of 2013

December 15, 2013 - Christmas – Its Checkered Origins and its Checkered Sequence

December 8, 2013 - Staying Awake

December 1, 2013 - Every Tear Bring the Messiah Close

November 24, 2013 - Misguided Loyalties

November 13, 2013 - Searching for a Word Filled with Reality

November 10, 2013 - Handling Resentment in our Lives

November 3, 2013 - Dying into Safe Hands

October 27, 2013 - The Single Life

October 20, 2013 - The Academy and the Pew – A Strained Relationship between Theology and Catechesis

October 13, 2013 - Saint or Sinner?

October 6, 2013 - In His Own Words

September 29, 2013 - A Lesson from the Road

September 22, 2013 - On Not Faking Humility

September 15, 2013 - Disappearing Roots

September 8, 2013 - The Slow, Imperceptible March of Goodness

September 1, 2013 - The Value of Atheists

August 25, 2013 - Have I Been Saved?

August 18, 2013 - Rationalizing our Anger and Moral Indignations

August 11, 2013 - Embittered Moralizing – An Occupational Hazard for Good, Faithful Persons

August 4, 2013 - Our Need to Give to the Poor

July 28, 2013 - Struggling to Understand Suicide

July 21, 2013 - On Whining and Weeping

July 14, 2013 - Why Faith Feels Like Doubt and Darkness

July 7, 2013 - An Addiction to Comfort

June 30, 2013 - Raissa and Jacques Maritain and the New Evangelization

June 23, 2013 - Contemplative Sound Bytes

June 16, 2013 - Struggling for our Father’s Blessing

June 9, 2013 - Andrew Greeley – RIP

June 2, 2013 - Always in a Hurry

May 26, 2013 - Ordinary Time

May 19, 2013 - Our Fundamental Option

May 12, 2013 - The Wages of Celibacy

May 5, 2013 - Boldness with God

April 28, 2013 - Guidelines for the Long Haul – Revisited

April 21, 2013 - A Call for Less Self-Protection

April 14, 2013 - Stone Jars and Softer Containers

April 7, 2013 - Struggling with Secularity

March 31, 2013 - Lucky Sevens

March 24, 2013 - The Resurrection as Revealing God as Redeemer, not as Rescuer

March 17, 2013 - Praying In a Crisis

March 10, 2013 - The Major Imperatives within Mature Discipleship

March 3, 2013 - Honoring An Abundant and Prodigal God

February 24, 2013 - Overcoming Anxiety

February 17, 2013 - Anxiety

February 10, 2013 - What Does It Mean To Focus Our Attention On God?

February 3, 2013 - Prayer as Sanity and Balance

January 27, 2013 - Ecumenism – Our Neglected Mandate

January 20, 2013 - The Intelligence Inside of the Aging Process

January 13, 2013 - The Ineffability of God

January 6, 2013 - Prayer As Keeping Us Outside The Great March

December 30, 2012 - My Top Books for 2012

December 23, 2012 - King Herod and the Wise Men – A Christmas Challenge

December 16, 2012 - In Safer Hand than Ours

December 9, 2012 - Marking an Anniversary

December 2, 2012 - Honoring Life’s Complexity

November 25, 2012 - Working Too Hard – It Begins as Virtue and Ends as Escape

November 18, 2012 - Some Light-hearted Thoughts on a Very Heavy Subject

November 11, 2012 - Sexuality – Its Power and Purpose

November 4, 2012 - Purgatory as Seeing Fully for the First Time

October 28, 2012 - Living With Less Fear

October 21, 2012 - Never Grow Weary

October 14, 2012 - Pride in Subtle Forms

October 7, 2012 - Tribalism and Fear: Unworthy of Christianity

September 30, 2012 - Willpower Alone is Not Enough

September 23, 2012 - Laughter as Faith

September 16, 2012 - The Right Answer Alone Is Not Enough

September 9, 2012 - The Three Levels of Christian Discipleship

September 2, 2012 - Of Pharisees, Pots, Bronze Kettles, Liturgical Rubrics, Cups, And Cats

August 26, 2012 - Categorical Imperatives

August 19, 2012 - Our Attitude Towards Wealth

August 12, 2012 - The Ultimate Answer To Violence

August 5, 2012 - In Paradox There Is Virtue

July 29, 2012 - A Lesson in Contingency

July 22, 2012 - Patience With God

July 15, 2012 - Powerful Voices Within

July 8, 2012 - Our Misunderstandings About Suicide

July 1, 2012 - Longing For Solitude

June 24, 2012 - The Mystically-Driven Life

June 17, 2012 - Father’s Day

June 10, 2012 - Moving Beyond Bad Habits

June 3, 2012 - "There’s Always Something!"

May 27, 2012 - A Crack in our Pitcher

May 20, 2012 - Sun, Storms, Wilderness, Deserts, and Spirituality

May 13, 2012 - The New Evangelization

May 6, 2012 - The Power of Powerlessness

April 29, 2012 - An Earthy View of the Communion of Saints

April 22, 2012 - To Live In The Light

April 15, 2012 - The Ten Major Faith Struggles Of Our Age

April 8, 2012 - Seeing Spring and Easter

April 1, 2012 - A Stone’s Throw Away From Everybody

March 25, 2012 - Holy And Unholy Fear

March 18, 2012 - Searching for God Among Many Voices

March 11, 2012 - Sublimation And The Sublime

March 4, 2012 - Consecrated by Circumstance and Need

February 26, 2012 - Porous and Buffered Personalities

February 20, 2012 - Thou Shalt Not Kill!

February 19, 2012 - A Christian Attitude Regarding the Salvation of Non-Christians

February 12, 2012 - In Gratitude

February 5, 2012 - On Mourning and Dancing

January 29, 2012 - Other Sheep Not Of Our Flock

January 22, 2012 - Mosquito Bites

January 15, 2012 - Chastity As Purity Of Heart And Intention

January 8, 2012 - A Haunting Equation

January 1, 2012 - Books That Have Found Me In 2011

December 18, 2011 - Praying So As To See God’s Glory Inside Of Humanity

December 11, 2011 - Prayer as Seeking God’s Guidance

December 4, 2011 - Praying So As Not To Lose Heart

November 28, 2011 - Prayer as Seeking Depth

November 20, 2011 - Empathy for the World

November 6, 2011 - Loneliness – Its Ultimate Agony

October 23, 2011 - The Catholic Press Loses a Friend

October 16, 2011 - God and Sex

October 3, 2011 - The Preciousness and Joy of a Whole Number

September 25, 2011 - Unconscious Images that Deeply Influence Us

September 18, 2011 - A Sufficient Creed

September 11, 2011 - Some Personal Mini-Creeds

September 4, 2011 - Christ as Cosmic

August 27, 2011 - Feeding Off Life’s Sacred Fire

August 21, 2011 - A Canopy Under Which to Pray

August 14, 2011 - On Not Bracketing the Essentials during our Moral Battles

August 7, 2011 - A Prophetic Mantra about the Poor

July 24, 2011 - Struggling to Understand Suicide

July 17, 2011 - A New Challenge

July 10, 2011 - Things Hidden from the Learned and the Clever

July 3, 2011 - The Internal Battle for our Souls

June 26, 2011 - The Size of our Hearts

June 19, 2011 - Struggling with our Complexity

June 12, 2011 - Meaning and Happiness

June 5, 2011 - Listening to Christ’s Heartbeat

May 29, 2011 - Simplifying our Spiritual Vocabulary

May 22, 2011 - God and Violence

May 15, 2011 - The Other Side of Orthodoxy

May 8, 2011 - Mothers’ Day

May 1, 2011 - The Gift that was Henri Nouwen

April 24, 2011 - The Resurrection as Vindicating Human Fidelity and God’s Silence

April 16, 2011 - The Passion of Jesus According to John

April 10, 2011 - The Unquiet Frontiers of our Lives

April 3, 2011 - The Roots of Forgiveness

March 27, 2011 - Loving our Enemies

March 20, 2011 - A Contemporary Apologetics

March 13, 2011 - Saved by One Man’s Sacrifice

March 11, 2011 - Sublimation And The Sublime

March 6, 2011 - On Blessed and Cursed Consciousness

February 27, 2011 - Following Jesus – According to the Letter or the Spirit?

February 20, 2011 - Building an Ark

February 13, 2011 - Straining for Sabbath amidst the Demands of Phones and Computers

February 6, 2011 - Tormenting the Cat

January 30, 2011 - Some Hymns for Justice

January 23, 2011 - Rolling the Dice on the Gospel

January 15, 2011 - Chastity As Purity Of Heart And Intention

January 2, 2011 - Books That Have Crossed my Path in 2010

December 19, 2010 - The Rich Meaning of Christmas

December 12, 2010 - No Room in the Inn

December 5, 2010 - Longing, Desire, and the Face of God

November 29, 2010 - Virgin Birth

November 14, 2010 - Atheism and Belief

November 7, 2010 - Seeking a Confessor

October 31, 2010 - Subtle Forms of Idolatry

October 24, 2010 - On Not Running with the Crowd

October 10, 2010 - Maturity in Relationships and Prayer

October 3, 2010 - Being Stretched by Great Writers

September 26, 2010 - Struggling to be inside the Present Moment

September 5, 2010 - The Lesson within Loneliness

August 29, 2010 - Piety and Propriety

August 22, 2010 - Spirituality and the Seasons of our Lives

August 15, 2010 - Editing Your Own Life

July 25, 2010 - Love in a Time of Opposition

July 4, 2010 - Fragments from some Prophetic Loaves and Fishes

June 27, 2010 - Getting it down to the Essentials

June 20, 2010 - Struggling with my Father’s Blessing

June 13, 2010 - Discerning the Truth

June 6, 2010 - Touching our Loved Ones inside the Body of Christ

May 30, 2010 - The Richness of the Mystery of God

May 9, 2010 - A Meta-Narrative of Consolation

May 2, 2010 - Living with our own Anger

April 25, 2010 - Forgiving our Differences

April 18, 2010 - Science and Religion

April 11, 2010 - Living with Frustration and Tension

March 28, 2010 - The Humiliation of Crucifixion

February 28, 2010 - Taking Pain to the Heart

February 21, 2010 - Turning Inner Chaos into a Peaceful Garden

February 14, 2010 - The Challenge of Accepting Pleasure without Guilt

February 7, 2010 - On Fasting and Praying in Secret

January 24, 2010 - Haiti and the Theodicy Question

January 10, 2010 - Lessons from the Monastic Cell

December 27, 2009 - Good Books That Found Me This Year

December 20, 2009 - Reasons to Celebrate Christmas

December 13, 2009 - Chastity and Christmas

December 6, 2009 - Joseph and Christmas

November 29, 2009 - Prayer with an Infallible Guarantee

November 22, 2009 - A Nun’s Story

November 15, 2009 - Respect for Each Other in a Polarized Community

November 1, 2009 - On Litmus Tests for Christian Discipleship

October 25, 2009 - The Joy of the Groove

October 18, 2009 - In Pursuit of Innocence

October 11, 2009 - The Perils of Safety

October 4, 2009 - Private Integrity

September 27, 2009 - The Eucharist as a Celebration of Everyday Life

September 20, 2009 - God Judges No One

August 30, 2009 - Religious Language as Icon

August 23, 2009 - Love – Illusion and Reality

August 16, 2009 - Too-bruised to be touched – One of the causes of Suicide

August 2, 2009 - The Eucharist as a call to Justice

July 26, 2009 - What is the Essence of True Religion?

July 12, 2009 - A Particularly Joyous Wedding

July 5, 2009 - Non-Discriminating Embrace that still Speaks its Truth

June 28, 2009 - When what is precious is taken from you

June 14, 2009 - Losing a Prophet

June 7, 2009 - Priestly and Affective Prayer

May 24, 2009 - Mystical Images for Our Religious Quest

May 17, 2009 - The Anatomy of Sacrifice

May 10, 2009 - Creativity as One Answer to Violence

May 3, 2009 - There is a Season for Everything

April 26, 2009 - Facing the Dragon – Confronting Grandiosity in our Lives

April 19, 2009 - The Major Points of Convergence within the Great Spiritual Traditions

April 12, 2009 - Easter as Opening the Doors of Hell

March 29, 2009 - The Church’s Economic-Social Teachings

March 15, 2009 - Congenital Jealousy and a Higher Invitation

March 8, 2009 - Wishful Drinking and Moral Resiliency

March 1, 2009 - Our Struggle in Faith – Between Knowing It Is True and Believing it!

February 22, 2009 - Entering Lent

February 8, 2009 - Fidelity – Our Greatest Gift to Others

February 1, 2009 - The Healing Embrace of the Eucharist

January 25, 2009 - Maturity – Being Cool or Being Vulnerable?

January 18, 2009 - Carrying Our Solitude at a High Level

January 11, 2009 - Our Struggle to Celebrate

January 4, 2009 - Doing the Right Thing Because it is the Right Thing

December 28, 2008 - What have you read lately that’s interesting?

December 21, 2008 - Reflections on a New Year’s Eve

December 7, 2008 - The Checkered Origins of Grace

November 30, 2008 - The Struggle with Terrorism

November 16, 2008 - Ad Usam

November 9, 2008 - Old and New Struggles with the Church

November 2, 2008 - Introverts and Extroverts and the Spiritual Journey

October 26, 2008 - Dark Nights of Faith in our Lives

October 19, 2008 - Evangelizing the Religious Imagination

October 12, 2008 - Beset By Weakness

October 5, 2008 - Reading the Signs of the Times

September 28, 2008 - Struggling with our own Inadequacy

September 21, 2008 - On the Shores of Babylon

September 14, 2008 - The Problem of Suffering and Evil

September 7, 2008 - The Struggle to Love

August 31, 2008 - Honesty as Sobriety

August 24, 2008 - The Gospel Unfolding in History

August 17, 2008 - The Heart of a Child

August 10, 2008 - On Cultivating or Not Cultivating Loneliness

August 3, 2008 - Prophecy – Challenge and Comfort

July 27, 2008 - The Pearl of Great Price and its Cost

July 20, 2008 - Our Misconceptions about Suicide

July 6, 2008 - Bread and Wine

June 29, 2008 - Our Innate Pathological Complexity

June 22, 2008 - Some Guidelines for Service

June 15, 2008 - Father’s Day

June 8, 2008 - Chastity And the Enchantment of Life

June 1, 2008 - Our Inner Garment

May 25, 2008 - The Many Faces of the Eucharist

May 18, 2008 - A Saint and Compassion Fatigue

May 11, 2008 - The Secret of a Monk’s Cell

May 4, 2008 - The Mystery of Giving and Receiving Spirit

April 27, 2008 - Hatred and the Gospel

April 20, 2008 - Mystic or Unbeliever

April 13, 2008 - The Kenotic and the Triumphant Christ

April 6, 2008 - The Struggle to Will-the-One-Thing

March 30, 2008 - A Spirituality of Martyrdom

March 23, 2008 - Seeing the Resurrection

March 16, 2008 - A Drama of the Heart – Jesus’ Sacrifice

March 2, 2008 - Inarticulate Loves

February 17, 2008 - The Nature of Faith

February 10, 2008 - Jesus and Justice

February 3, 2008 - Images for Lent

January 27, 2008 - The Domestic and the Monastic

January 20, 2008 - “Blood and Water Poured out”

January 13, 2008 - What If?

December 30, 2007 - Moral Progress and Regression

December 16, 2007 - An Invitation Inside of Christmas

December 9, 2007 - Advent – A Time to Learn How to Wait

December 2, 2007 - Advent Longing

November 25, 2007 - Different Kinds of Glory

November 18, 2007 - Marking an Anniversary

November 11, 2007 - Finding the Strength to Reach Across Differences

November 4, 2007 - Coping With Tragedy

October 28, 2007 - Our Longing for God’s Justice

October 21, 2007 - The Struggle to Bless

October 14, 2007 - Turning Sixty

October 7, 2007 - David and Goliath

September 30, 2007 - Lost is a Place Too

September 23, 2007 - Restlessness on a Friday Night

September 16, 2007 - A Crisis of Faith or of the Imagination?

September 9, 2007 - Mother Teresa’s Faith

September 2, 2007 - A Conspiracy Against Interiority

August 26, 2007 - The Silence of Life

August 19, 2007 - Our Unfinished Symphony

August 12, 2007 - Understanding Suicide

August 5, 2007 - Songs of Innocence and Experience

August 2, 2007 - The Eucharist as a call to Justice

July 29, 2007 - Wrestling with God

July 22, 2007 - Everyday Life as Sacrament

July 15, 2007 - Accepting Disappointment in Love

July 8, 2007 - Our Three Temptations

July 1, 2007 - Soul-Chained to Things Beyond Us

June 24, 2007 - Sustaining a Prayer Life

June 17, 2007 - Don’t Worship Your Emotions

June 10, 2007 - Celebrating Life inside the Communion of Saints

June 3, 2007 - Liberals and Conservatives – Their Worst and Their Best

May 27, 2007 - A Higher Court of Things

May 20, 2007 - Measuring Ourselves in Love

May 13, 2007 - Painful Goodbyes and the Ascension

May 6, 2007 - Moral Loneliness

April 29, 2007 - God’s Voice as Invitation

April 22, 2007 - Commandments for Daily Life

April 15, 2007 - Einstein on God and Religion

April 8, 2007 - The Resurrection – The Power of Positive Thinking or the Power of God?

April 1, 2007 - The Cross of Jesus

March 25, 2007 - Overcoming Hypersensitivity

March 11, 2007 - Besotted by Celebrity

March 4, 2007 - Praying When We Don’t Feel Like It

February 25, 2007 - The World As a Phone Booth

February 18, 2007 - Moral Intelligence

February 11, 2007 - The Therapy of a Public Life

February 4, 2007 - The Ninety-Nine and the One

January 28, 2007 - The Language of Silence

January 21, 2007 - The Miracle of Existence

January 14, 2007 - Loneliness and God’s Pleasure

January 7, 2007 - Getting and Not Getting the Secret

January 1, 2007 - Ultimate Consolation

December 17, 2006 - Searching for Bethlehem in the Soul

December 3, 2006 - Growth Through Dark Nights

November 26, 2006 - Looking for Rest Amid the Pressures of Life

November 19, 2006 - Steadying Ourselves in the Storm

November 12, 2006 - Dark Memory

November 5, 2006 - The Communion of Saints

October 29, 2006 - Breathing Emotionally

October 15, 2006 - Some Reflections on the Priesthood

October 1, 2006 - Standing on New Borders – Islam

September 24, 2006 - Caring for Our Hearts

September 17, 2006 - What is True Religion

September 10, 2006 - The Struggle to Trust

September 3, 2006 - Chastity and Healing

August 27, 2006 - Set Apart or One-With?

August 20, 2006 - Our Real Moral Struggle

August 13, 2006 - Home – The Place from which to Understand

August 6, 2006 - Suicide – The Pain of the Ones Left Behind

July 30, 2006 - Our Need for Confession

July 23, 2006 - Not Our Own Children

July 16, 2006 - Stopping the Haemorrhaging by Touching the Hem of the Garment

July 2, 2006 - In Pursuit of Innocence

June 25, 2006 - Coping with the Divine Fire Within

June 18, 2006 - Cultivating Loneliness

June 4, 2006 - The Sacredness of Work

May 28, 2006 - The Mystery of Presence and Absense in Love

May 21, 2006 - Needed: A New Maturity to Match Our Freedom

May 14, 2006 - Dealing with Hurt and Disappointment

May 7, 2006 - Eucharist as God’s Physical Embrace

April 30, 2006 - A Prodigal God

April 23, 2006 - A Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time

April 16, 2006 - A Voice That Never Dies

April 9, 2006 - Jesus’ Last Words

April 2, 2006 - Mary Under the Cross (6 of 6)

March 26, 2006 - Walking Away Out of Sorrow (5 of 6)

March 19, 2006 - Helping Simon of Cyrene Carry Jesus’ Cross (4 of 6)

March 12, 2006 - Betraying Jesus as Peter Did (3 of 6)

March 5, 2006 - Sweating Blood in the Garden (2 of 6)

February 26, 2006 - Listening to Christ’s Heartbeat (1 of 6)

February 19, 2006 - Love’s Baptismal Robe

February 12, 2006 - What’s Worthwhile is Worth Waiting For

February 5, 2006 - Helping Each Other into Heaven

January 29, 2006 - Deeper Thing Under the Surface

January 22, 2006 - Making the Taboo a Holy Place

January 15, 2006 - Standing Under the Cross

January 8, 2006 - Sin and Sadness

January 1, 2006 - An Immune System within the Body of Christ

December 18, 2005 - Keeping Watch with the Shepherds in Bethlehem

December 11, 2005 - Don’t Worship Your Emotions

December 4, 2005 - Being Blessed by Pagan Friends

November 27, 2005 - Cataclysms of the Heart

November 20, 2005 - The Litmus Test for being Christian

November 13, 2005 - Feeling God in Vulnerability

November 6, 2005 - Reflections on Death

October 30, 2005 - Living With Fear and Timidity

October 23, 2005 - Speaking our Truth from a Deeper Place

October 16, 2005 - Our Struggle For Community

October 9, 2005 - Life’s Key Question

October 2, 2005 - Our Inability to Cast Out Demons

September 25, 2005 - Proofs for the Existence of God

September 18, 2005 - On Being Jealous of God’s Generousity

September 11, 2005 - Acknowledging our own Complexity

September 4, 2005 - On Carrying Ecclesial Tension

August 28, 2005 - Moving to a New Job and a new City

August 21, 2005 - When Feeling Down and Out

August 14, 2005 - From Depression To Delight

August 7, 2005 - Keeping Our Loved Ones Connected To The Body Of Christ

July 31, 2005 - A Lesson From Some Young Missionaries

July 24, 2005 - The Mystical Imagination

July 17, 2005 - The Struggle To Understand Suicide

July 10, 2005 - The Truth Sets Us Free

July 3, 2005 - Second Birth

June 26, 2005 - What The Next Hundred Years Will Bring

June 19, 2005 - Purity

June 12, 2005 - Meeting God Without Fear

June 6, 2005 - Searching for a New Maturity

May 29, 2005 - Supporting Family Values

May 22, 2005 - The Jesus Code – Unravelling The Secret

May 15, 2005 - The Danger Of Riches

May 8, 2005 - The Mystery Of Saying Goodbye

May 1, 2005 - Permission To Be Unhappy

April 25, 2005 - Welcoming A New Pope

April 17, 2005 - Multi-Citizenship – Wide Loyalties

April 10, 2005 - The Descent Into Hell

April 3, 2005 - On The Death Of John Paul II

March 27, 2005 - Midwives of Hope

March 20, 2005 - Tasting The Darkness of Good Friday

March 13, 2005 - Gethsemane – The Place To Give Up Resentment

March 6, 2005 - Gethsemane – The Spirit Is Willing But The Flesh Is Weak

February 27, 2005 - Gethsemane – As The Place We Are Put To The Test

February 20, 2005 - Gethsemane – The Place Of Moral Loneliness

February 13, 2005 - Gethsemane – A Place To Learn A Lesson

February 6, 2005 - Gethsemane As Liminal Space

January 30, 2005 - Lost Is A Place Too

January 23, 2005 - “Get Behind Me Satan!”

January 16, 2005 - Honoring Jacques Dupuis

January 9, 2005 - Against An Infinite Horizon

January 2, 2005 - The Inclusive Embrace of Catholicism

December 26, 2004 - The Earthiness of Christmas

December 19, 2004 - Faith Means that God is With Us

December 12, 2004 - Jesus’ Dysfunctional Family Tree

December 5, 2004 - Naming our Restlessness

November 28, 2004 - Advent Hope

November 21, 2004 - Finding our Loved Ones After Their Deaths

November 14, 2004 - Songs of Innocence and Experience

November 7, 2004 - Unspeakable Loneliness

November 4, 2004 - Living with our own Complexities

October 31, 2004 - Carrying Tension

October 24, 2004 - Biblical Anxiety

October 17, 2004 - Failure and the Second Half of Life

October 10, 2004 - Binding and Loosing

October 3, 2004 - Jesus’ Sensitivity

September 19, 2004 - Offering Sanctuary for Sadness

September 12, 2004 - Beauty as God’s Language

September 4, 2004 - The Da Vinci Code

August 29, 2004 - Struggling with Possessiveness

August 22, 2004 - Mourning our Virginity

August 15, 2004 - Conceiving of God – Metaphor and Reality

August 8, 2004 - Irritations and the Spiritual Life

August 1, 2004 - Substance and Appearance

July 26, 2004 - Struggling with Being Blessed

July 25, 2004 - Suicide – The Most Misunderstood of All Deaths

July 18, 2004 - The Mother Tongue

July 11, 2004 - Helping Create a Symphony of Prayer

June 27, 2004 - The Struggle for Sincerity

June 20, 2004 - Providence and the Conspiracy of Accidents

June 6, 2004 - In Our Full Humanity

May 30, 2004 - Conflicting Voices

May 23, 2004 - A Spirituality of the Ascension

May 16, 2004 - The Noonday Devil

May 9, 2004 - A Spirituality of Non-Hurrying

May 2, 2004 - On Becoming Post-Liberal

April 25, 2004 - Setting our Ecclesial Gauges

April 18, 2004 - Mel Gibson’s Passion of Christ

April 11, 2004 - Waiting for the Resurrection

April 4, 2004 - The Agony in the Garden – The Place of Transformation

March 28, 2004 - The Agony in the Garden – The Place to Ready Ourselves for Ordeals

March 14, 2004 - The Agony in the Garden – The Place Where Angels Strengthen Us

March 7, 2004 - The Agony in the Garden – The Place to Stay Awake

February 22, 2004 - The Agony in the Garden – The Special Place of Loneliness

February 15, 2004 - Romantic Imagination with Religion

February 4, 2004 - The Law of Karma

February 1, 2004 - Compassion and Truth

January 25, 2004 - Beyond Labels

January 4, 2004 - Facing Otherness and Differences

December 28, 2003 - Interruptions: Our Real Work

December 21, 2003 - On Not Letting the Sky Wilt

November 30, 2003 - The Mary of Piety

November 23, 2003 - Faith and a Time of Agnosticism

November 16, 2003 - Jesus’ Moral Loneliness

November 9, 2003 - Purgatory Revisited

November 2, 2003 - A Wisdom Born of Pain

October 26, 2003 - An Invitation to a Deeper Virtue

October 19, 2003 - The Value of Praying a Doxology

October 12, 2003 - Conservatism is a Good Place to Start From

October 5, 2003 - Dark Nights of the Soul

September 28, 2003 - The Kenosis of God

September 21, 2003 - Living with Criticism

September 14, 2003 - Coping with Complexity

September 7, 2003 - From Self-Protection to Being Food for the Life of the World

September 1, 2003 - The Width of Our Ecclesial Embrace

August 24, 2003 - Spirituality and the Second Half of Life

August 17, 2003 - The Abuse Scandal as a Dark Night of the Soul

August 10, 2003 - Gospel Challenge

August 3, 2003 - True and False Notions of Freedom

July 27, 2003 - Our Misconceptions about Suicide

July 20, 2003 - Our Struggle with Envy

July 13, 2003 - Reading the Signs of the Times

July 6, 2003 - Our Generations’ Particular Task

June 29, 2003 - Against an Eternal Horizon

June 22, 2003 - Moving Beyond Hurt

June 15, 2003 - From Asking to be Carried to Helping Carry

June 8, 2003 - Falling Asleep out of Sorrow

June 1, 2003 - Reflection on Vocations

May 25, 2003 - Faith’s Darkness

May 18, 2003 - Being Missionary to our own Children

May 11, 2003 - Cassie Bernall – Unlikely Martyr

May 4, 2003 - The Potential and Dangers of Powerlessness

April 27, 2003 - Seize the Moment!

April 20, 2003 - The Beauty of Light and Morality

April 13, 2003 - Forgive Them for they know not what they do!

April 6, 2003 - The Value of Ritual in Sustaining Prayer

March 30, 2003 - Contemplative Prayer

March 23, 2003 - Affective Prayer

March 23, 2003 - Seeing the Resurrection

March 16, 2003 - Priestly Prayer – Prayer for the World

March 9, 2003 - Obstacles to Prayer

March 2, 2003 - Pray Always – Prayer as Lifting Mind and Heart to God

February 23, 2003 - A Challenge from our Born-Again and Devotionally-Oriented Siblings

February 16, 2003 - The Churches and the Social Gospel

February 9, 2003 - In Defense of Mystery

February 2, 2003 - The Loneliness of Leaving Home

January 26, 2003 - Pentecost Happened at a Meeting

January 19, 2003 - Ministering with Authority

January 12, 2003 - The Need to Admire

January 5, 2003 - Perspective on a Scandal

December 29, 2002 - Awakening the Christ-Child

December 22, 2002 - On Being Loved Sinners

December 15, 2002 - A Meditation on Joy

December 8, 2002 - The Promise of Christmas

December 1, 2002 - Lighting Advent Candles

November 24, 2002 - Privileged Communication within the Communion of Saints

November 17, 2002 - Twenty Years “In Exile”

November 10, 2002 - Turning our Eyes Toward Heaven

November 2, 2002 - The Anthropological Function of Gossip

October 27, 2002 - The Dream of Fewness

October 20, 2002 - Living in a Moral Diaspora

October 13, 2002 - The Eucharist as Touch

October 6, 2002 - Polishing our Stones

September 29, 2002 - Kathleen Norris – An Augustine for our Time

September 22, 2002 - Amazing Grace

September 15, 2002 - Faults of the Parents in the Children

September 8, 2002 - Missionaries to Secularity

September 1, 2002 - The Language of Soul

August 25, 2002 - The Tale of Two Flights

August 18, 2002 - The Illusion of our own Innocence

August 11, 2002 - Praying the Psalms

August 4, 2002 - Energy meets Wisdom

July 28, 2002 - Three Things for Conservatives to Ponder

July 21, 2002 - Three Things for Liberals to Ponder

July 14, 2002 - Bewailing our Virginity

July 7, 2002 - Suicide – When Someone is too Bruised to be Touched

June 30, 2002 - Taking our Rightful Place with the Scheme of Things

June 23, 2002 - The Right to Call Another to a Vocation

June 16, 2002 - Carrying a Scandal

June 9, 2002 - Moving beyond “Our Little Rule”

June 2, 2002 - Giving up our need to be right

May 26, 2002 - Ten Tensions to Carry

May 19, 2002 - From the House of Fear to the House of Love

May 12, 2002 - God’s Gender

May 5, 2002 - Where Faith Resides

April 28, 2002 - On Envying the Amoral

April 21, 2002 - A Rich Tradition of the Heart

April 14, 2002 - On Hearing the Voice that Soothes

April 7, 2002 - The Gaze of Sheer Admiration

March 31, 2002 - God’s Resurrecting Power as Ultimate Truth

March 17, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing Christ’s Descent into Hell

March 10, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing God’s Presence in the Poor

March 3, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing the True Cost of Love

March 2, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing the Inner Life of God

February 24, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing the Passion

February 17, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing God’s Unconditional Love

February 10, 2002 - The Cross as Revealing the Non-Violence of Christ

February 3, 2002 - Loneliness and the Second Half of Life

January 27, 2002 - Sexuality and Creativity

January 20, 2002 - Mourning our Inconsummation

January 13, 2002 - The Empathetic Gaze of God

January 6, 2002 - Coping with the Imago Dei

January 1, 2002 - Commandments for the Long Haul

December 25, 2001 - Giving Birth to God

December 17, 2001 - Bridging the Unbridgeable Gap

December 9, 2001 - Haunting Each Other’s Dreams

December 1, 2001 - Purgatory Revisited

November 25, 2001 - The Cosmic Christ

November 18, 2001 - Wrestling with God

November 11, 2001 - Giving our Deaths to our Loved Ones

November 4, 2001 - Praying for the Dead

October 28, 2001 - In Praise of the Ordinary

October 21, 2001 - The Prayer of Helplessness

October 14, 2001 - A Child Not Fully Grown

October 7, 2001 - Remaining in the Upper Room

September 30, 2001 - God’s Risk…..Our Freedom

September 23, 2001 - Practical Hope

September 16, 2001 - And the Whole World Changed

September 9, 2001 - God Underneath – A Priest’s Diary

September 2, 2001 - Being Born From Above

August 26, 2001 - Receiving our Faith Tradition

August 19, 2001 - A Culture of Amazement

August 12, 2001 - Anxiety as the Opposite of Faith

August 5, 2001 - Real and False Humility

July 29, 2001 - Splitting the Inner Atom

July 22, 2001 - Our Misunderstanding about Suicide

July 15, 2001 - On Naming The Present Moment

July 8, 2001 - On Not Committing the Original Sin

July 3, 2001 - Praying for Pentecost

July 1, 2001 - A Parable of Grace

June 24, 2001 - Moral Loneliness

June 10, 2001 - Finding God in Community

June 1, 2001 - Beyond Ideology

May 20, 2001 - The Mystical Body

May 13, 2001 - The Grace in Creativity

May 6, 2001 - The McVeigh Execution

April 22, 2001 - Praying Lauds and Vespers

April 15, 2001 - Living Beyond our Crucifixions

April 8, 2001 - Eucharist as Vigil

April 1, 2001 - The Eucharist as Washing Each Other’s Feet

March 25, 2001 - The Eucharist as Reconciliation

March 18, 2001 - The Eucharist as Sacrifice

March 11, 2001 - Eucharist as New Manna

March 4, 2001 - The Eucharist as Molding us into Community

February 25, 2001 - Eucharist as God’s Physical Embrace

February 18, 2001 - Love of Enemy as the Text of Orthodoxy

February 11, 2001 - Affective Prayer

February 4, 2001 - The Tension Between Theology and Piety

January 28, 2001 - In Praise of Silence

January 21, 2001 - Carrying Ecclesial Disprivilege

January 14, 2001 - From Maintenance to Missionary

January 7, 2001 - The Domestic Monastery

January 1, 2001 - Commandments for Making Friends

December 17, 2000 - Advent: Curing Fire by Fire

December 10, 2000 - Advent: Gestating Hope into Reality

December 10, 2000 - The Joy of Children as the Prophetic Message of Christmas

December 3, 2000 - Advent: Creating a Space of Chastity

November 26, 2000 - Advent: Preparing for the Sublime

November 19, 2000 - Culpable and Inculpable Ignorance

November 12, 2000 - Weeping in a Valley of Tears

October 29, 2000 - Being Present to God and Life

October 15, 2000 - Risking God’s Mercy

October 8, 2000 - Religious Literacy

October 1, 2000 - The Olympic Games

September 24, 2000 - The Notion of Suicide Revisited

September 17, 2000 - On Not Overreacting to Criticism

September 10, 2000 - Christ’s Face in Today’s Priesthood

September 3, 2000 - Re-Imaging Jesus

August 27, 2000 - The Tyranny of Program

August 20, 2000 - A Spirituality of Parenting

August 13, 2000 - A Not-so-subtle Return to the Survival of the Fittest

August 6, 2000 - Where the Cross is Forever Erected

July 30, 2000 - Suicide – Some Misconceptions

July 23, 2000 - Amazement as Blocking Compassion

July 16, 2000 - Following Jesus – Be ready for some Surprises

July 9, 2000 - Giving up Your Gun

July 2, 2000 - Love’s DNA

June 25, 2000 - The Church in Europe – Lessons to be Learned

June 11, 2000 - Pagan Beauty

June 4, 2000 - In Praise of Skin

May 28, 2000 - Needed: Saints and Prophets within Secularity

May 21, 2000 - What makes for a practicing Christian?

May 14, 2000 - Learning the Language of Rebirth

May 7, 2000 - When Doing Nothing is Enough

April 23, 2000 - Daily Resurrection

April 16, 2000 - The Tearing of the Temple Veil

April 9, 2000 - The Desert of Gethsemane

April 2, 2000 - The Desert – the place of God’s Closeness

March 19, 2000 - Facing our Demons in the Desert

March 12, 2000 - The Desert: A Place of Preparation

March 5, 2000 - The Ashes of Lent

February 27, 2000 - Post-Modern Nihilism

February 20, 2000 - In Defense of Chastity in a Post-Chaste Culture

February 13, 2000 - Colour and Wisdom in God’s Face

February 6, 2000 - A Lonely Place from which to Pray and Speak

January 30, 2000 - In Defense of Daily Eucharist

January 23, 2000 - The Storm on the Lake

January 2, 2000 - The Death of Innocence

December 21, 1999 - Celebrating a New Millennium

December 14, 1999 - The Christmas Symbols

December 12, 1999 - Readying Ourselves For Christmas

December 5, 1999 - A Theology Of Longing And Desire

November 28, 1999 - Two Concepts of Holiness

November 21, 1999 - Descartes’ Children

November 14, 1999 - Praying for the Dead

November 7, 1999 - Biblical Metanoia

October 31, 1999 - Needed: Three New Saints

October 22, 1999 - Our Real Loss of Innocence

October 17, 1999 - Peace To Those Who Enjoy God’s Favour

October 10, 1999 - Satan And The Devil

October 3, 1999 - Critics And Artists

September 26, 1999 - Being In Solidarity With A Mixed World

September 19, 1999 - Three Prophetic Challenges for our Generation

September 12, 1999 - Faith and the Imagination

September 5, 1999 - Powerlessness and Frustration

August 29, 1999 - God’s Unconditional Love

August 22, 1999 - Needed – A Theology of Original Sin

August 15, 1999 - On Not Hiding From God

August 8, 1999 - Annual Thoughts From The Court-Jester

August 1, 1999 - Christ As Wounded

July 25, 1999 - Suicide – Love Through Locked Doors

July 2, 1999 - Our Mystical Centre

June 25, 1999 - The Transforming Power of Beauty

June 20, 1999 - Turning the Other Cheek

June 13, 1999 - Moral Discourse

May 30, 1999 - Choosing A Different Kind Of Heaven

May 23, 1999 - How Jesus Takes Away The Sin Of The World

May 16, 1999 - God Sends The Rich Away Empty!

May 10, 1999 - Celebrating the Jubilee Year

May 2, 1999 - The Power of Helplessness

April 25, 1999 - The Summer of my Discontent

April 18, 1999 - The Least Glamorous of all Sicknesses

April 11, 1999 - The Humiliation of God

March 25, 1999 - Holy Thursday and the Eucharist

March 20, 1999 - Commandments For The Long Haul

March 14, 1999 - Sustaining Family Life Today

March 4, 1999 - Family Life as Sacrament

February 28, 1999 - The Family As A School Of Charity

February 21, 1999 - The Family as Church and Religious Community

February 12, 1999 - The Deconstruction of the Family

February 5, 1999 - Bill Clinton – A Baby-Boomer Parable

January 31, 1999 - Waiting

January 24, 1999 - Divine Providence

January 10, 1999 - Second Naivete

December 27, 1998 - Truth Is Found In Paradox

December 16, 1998 - Chastity’s Challenge

December 14, 1998 - A Child is Born

December 13, 1998 - Waiting for Christmas to Come

December 6, 1998 - The Moral And Spiritual Gain Within Our Generation

November 29, 1998 - The Rejected One As Cornerstone

November 22, 1998 - Life Versus Wisdom

November 16, 1998 - On Naming The Present Moment

November 6, 1998 - Three Conversion Movements

November 1, 1998 - What Is Religion All About?

October 25, 1998 - Bill Gates and Albert Camus

October 16, 1998 - Facing a New Challenge

October 11, 1998 - Our Limited Agnosticism

October 4, 1998 - Transparency and Community

September 26, 1998 - A Christian Attitude Towards the World

September 19, 1998 - Some Global Perspectives

September 13, 1998 - One Spirit – One Source of All

September 3, 1998 - Our Interior Codes

August 29, 1998 - Ideology makes for Strange Judgments

August 22, 1998 - The Poverty and Soul of Lavinia Andrews

August 13, 1998 - Self-Image and the Two Halves of Life

August 6, 1998 - Why Church Attendance is Dropping

July 30, 1998 - Monks Have Secrets Worth Knowing

July 23, 1998 - Shedding Things

July 10, 1998 - Some Principles for Justice

July 5, 1998 - Happiness and Paradox

June 28, 1998 - Tensions within Spirituality

June 17, 1998 - Promise Keepers

June 7, 1998 - Losing a Loved One to Suicide

June 1, 1998 - Church as Larry’s Party

May 28, 1998 - A Mature Sexuality

May 21, 1998 - Faith through Mysticism

May 14, 1998 - Carrying Tension

April 30, 1998 - Baptism As The Conscriptive Rope

April 23, 1998 - A Report From The Jesters Annual Convention

April 19, 1998 - The Importance of Mellowness of Heart

April 13, 1998 - Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

April 2, 1998 - Resurrection and the Voice of Good Friday

March 26, 1998 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Fear of the Lord

March 19, 1998 - Gifts of The Holy Spirit – Piety

March 12, 1998 - Gifts of the Spirit: Fortitude

March 5, 1998 - The Gift of Counsel

February 19, 1998 - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

February 12, 1998 - The Myth of Redemptive Violence

January 29, 1998 - Choosing Against Happiness

January 21, 1998 - Sacred Violence

January 14, 1998 - The Effects of Pornography

January 9, 1998 - Managing an Ascension

December 19, 1997 - A Crisis Of Imagination

December 14, 1997 - 1998 The Year of the Holy Spirit

December 12, 1997 - The Mysticism of the Crib

December 10, 1997 - Wrestling With God

December 4, 1997 - Longing At The Centre

November 27, 1997 - One of Isaiah’s Visions

November 20, 1997 - Purgative Embrace

November 12, 1997 - Living Beyond Doubt

November 6, 1997 - No Exempt Areas

October 30, 1997 - God as Victim

October 23, 1997 - Some Christian Koans

October 16, 1997 - Dark Memory

October 9, 1997 - On God’s Gender

October 2, 1997 - Chastity: Not Our Virtue

September 25, 1997 - Remembering Mother Teresa

September 18, 1997 - Balancing Action And Contemplation

September 11, 1997 - The Death of a Princess

September 4, 1997 - The Way Of Trust

August 28, 1997 - Prophetic Balance

August 21, 1997 - The Good Samaritan

August 13, 1997 - Heaven’s Language

August 7, 1997 - Ad Usum

July 31, 1997 - The Way Of Surrender

July 17, 1997 - Post-Modernism And Our Children

July 9, 1997 - On Praying The Hours

July 2, 1997 - Children Of Our God – And Of Our Elders

June 26, 1997 - Moving On

June 19, 1997 - The Reality of God

June 12, 1997 - Our Children and the Church

June 4, 1997 - Love Is The Eye

May 29, 1997 - Inculturation – The Present Struggle

May 22, 1997 - Solidarity With The Poor

May 15, 1997 - Social Justice and Pop Icons

May 7, 1997 - Recognizing Him In The Spilling Of The Wine

April 30, 1997 - Overcoming Anger – The Final Spiritual Struggle

April 23, 1997 - Jesus’ Way of Wisdom

April 17, 1997 - A Mother Quivering With Delight

March 23, 1997 - And The Atoms Moved

March 19, 1997 - Bury The Dead

March 13, 1997 - Ransom the Captive

March 5, 1997 - Visit the Sick

February 19, 1997 - Clothe the Naked

February 13, 1997 - Give Drink to the Thirsty

February 12, 1997 - Jesus Before Pilate

February 8, 1997 - Feed the Hungry

February 8, 1997 - Listening to Christ’s Heartbeat

February 2, 1997 - The Corporal Works of Mercy

January 19, 1997 - The Evangelization of Desire

January 15, 1997 - From Gifted Child To Giving Adult

January 8, 1997 - Common Ground

January 3, 1997 - The Court Jester’s New Year’s Advice

December 18, 1996 - Happiness and Meaning

December 16, 1996 - The Power of a Candle

December 4, 1996 - Advent Longing

November 27, 1996 - Helping To Give Birth To God’s Body

November 13, 1996 - Fear Not You Are Inadequate!

November 5, 1996 - Living with an Unnatural Wound

October 29, 1996 - Christian Perspective

October 23, 1996 - On Jesus and Socrates

October 16, 1996 - Some Gathering Hymns for Social Justice

October 9, 1996 - Henri Nouwen: In Memoriam

September 18, 1996 - An Apologia

August 21, 1996 - It Is Not Good To Be Alone

August 14, 1996 - Moral Artists

August 7, 1996 - What Defines A Practicing Catholic?

July 31, 1996 - Listening To Your Widows

July 23, 1996 - The Worst Kind Of Poverty

July 17, 1996 - Dreaming With Others

July 10, 1996 - Secrets of the Kingdom

July 2, 1996 - Beyond Liberal And Conservative

June 12, 1996 - Fidelity Not Success

June 5, 1996 - The Prayer of a College Student

May 22, 1996 - A Lord’s Prayer For Justice

May 15, 1996 - Faults After Initial Conversion

May 8, 1996 - Flowers And The Rich Young Man

April 24, 1996 - Wasn’t It Necessary

April 22, 1996 - Binding And Loosing

April 2, 1996 - The Resurrection of Christ brings forth Forgiveness

March 27, 1996 - Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Goods: The Tenth Commandment

March 20, 1996 - Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Wife: The Ninth Commandment

March 13, 1996 - On Not Bearing False Witness: The Eighth Commandment

March 6, 1996 - Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Seventh Commandment

February 25, 1996 - Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery: The Sixth Commandment

February 20, 1996 - Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Fifth Commandment

February 13, 1996 - Honour Your Father and Mother: The Fourth Commandment

February 5, 1996 - Remember To Keep Holy The Sabbath Day: The Third Commandment

February 1, 1996 - You Shall Not Take The Name Of The Lord In Vain: The Second Commandment

January 27, 1996 - You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me: The First Commandment

January 24, 1996 - Protect Us From All Anxiety

January 17, 1996 - Daily Mass

January 10, 1996 - In Defense of Religion

January 3, 1996 - 1996 Will Be A Good Year If

December 5, 1995 - A Human Saint

November 29, 1995 - The Christ Movement Downwards

November 1, 1995 - The Pharisee And The Publican

October 18, 1995 - Celibacy And Holy Longing

October 4, 1995 - Walking With The Alienated

September 27, 1995 - Self-Pity And Care-Giving

September 20, 1995 - Finding Our Loved Ones After Death

September 12, 1995 - Equipped To Handle Frustration

September 6, 1995 - Nuggets to Keep

August 30, 1995 - Shamed In Our Enthusiasm

August 23, 1995 - Appreciative Consciousness

August 16, 1995 - The Treasures of the Church

August 8, 1995 - New Age – A Critical Look

August 2, 1995 - Passing On A Blessing

August 1, 1995 - Initiating Blind Desire

July 26, 1995 - Prophets as Shock Absorbers

July 19, 1995 - A Theologian’s Problems

June 14, 1995 - Celibacy As Solidarity With The Poor

June 14, 1995 - Gestating Compassion

June 2, 1995 - The Word Made Flesh

May 31, 1995 - Chastity Revisited

May 24, 1995 - A Time for Reconstruction

May 17, 1995 - Safe in God’s Arms

May 7, 1995 - Social Justice: Not An Option

May 3, 1995 - The Wreck Of The Deutschland

May 1, 1995 - No Rut Like My Own!

April 19, 1995 - Difficulties In Living The Free Life

April 12, 1995 - I Believe In The Resurrection

April 4, 1995 - By His Stripes We Are Healed

March 28, 1995 - Listening to Christ’s Heartbeat

March 21, 1995 - The Passing of a Shepherd

March 14, 1995 - Two Great gods

March 8, 1995 - Our Children and God’s Love

March 7, 1995 - Flanked By Thieves

January 31, 1995 - Welcoming the Stranger

January 24, 1995 - The Court Jester Goes To The Zoo

December 14, 1994 - God’s Descent into the Secular

November 29, 1994 - Preparing for Christmas

November 23, 1994 - Silent Hidden Gestation

November 9, 1994 - In Exile

October 19, 1994 - Some Rules for Peace-Making

October 12, 1994 - Is God There In The End?

September 27, 1994 - What Does God Look Like?

September 6, 1994 - Blessing As Dying To Give Life

August 31, 1994 - Staying in the Church

August 24, 1994 - Youthful Friendship

August 17, 1994 - Economics and Justice

August 2, 1994 - Taking God Seriously

July 26, 1994 - The Insufficiency of Everything Attainable

July 13, 1994 - Thinking Of Ourselves As Victims

July 4, 1994 - Inferiority Builds The Soul

July 2, 1994 - Beyond Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

June 29, 1994 - Sex and Soul

June 22, 1994 - Weeping With A Wall-Eyed Pike

June 15, 1994 - Liturgical Tips From The Pew

June 7, 1994 - What Shapes A Soul?

June 1, 1994 - Needing Someone to Adore

May 25, 1994 - Thou Shalt Not Betray!

May 16, 1994 - Being for the World

May 2, 1994 - Celestial Marriage Counselling

April 27, 1994 - Blocking Pentecost

April 20, 1994 - Mourning A Passing

April 12, 1994 - Waging Peace

April 6, 1994 - Revirginization Revisited

March 30, 1994 - I Believe in the Resurrection

March 23, 1994 - The Embrace Of Good Friday

March 2, 1994 - Yearly thoughts From The Court Fool!

February 15, 1994 - The New Legalism – The Tyranny Of Programs

February 9, 1994 - Thinking Small!

January 19, 1994 - Broken and Distributed

September 14, 1993 - Sex And Morality

August 9, 1993 - Humanae Vitae … 25 Years Later

June 23, 1993 - God Locked them in!

May 26, 1993 - Religion’s True Birthright

January 14, 1993 - The Power Of The Resurrection

November 17, 1992 - The Actions Of A &quot

September 16, 1992 - Non-Selective Tears

September 10, 1992 - Understanding The Desert Of Loneliness

July 10, 1992 - The Vale Of Tears

July 6, 1992 - Living in an Imperfect Church

June 22, 1992 - Living in the Holy Spirit

June 1, 1992 - The Traditional Idea Of Love And Marriage – Under Siege

April 25, 1992 - An Evening With Jim Wallis

March 23, 1992 - A Grieving Church

February 11, 1992 - Wired For Martyrdom

January 5, 1992 - The Illusion of Familiarity

December 19, 1991 - Wide Loyalties … The Call of a True Catholicism

December 10, 1991 - A Christmas Story

November 30, 1991 - Bath in the Essence of Advent

November 24, 1991 - Frustrated Goddesses and Grieving Warriors

November 16, 1991 - Christiane Brusselmans RIP

November 7, 1991 - Family As Idolatry

November 2, 1991 - Providence and the Conspiracy of Accidents

October 27, 1991 - The Sacramentality Of Everyday Life

October 6, 1991 - Eucharist In The Time Of Insufficient Ministers

September 28, 1991 - Unfinished Symphonies

September 10, 1991 - The Eucharist – Word And Ritual

September 6, 1991 - An Anniversary To Mark

August 31, 1991 - Justice And Anger

August 16, 1991 - Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut

August 11, 1991 - Breaking The Eucharistic Bread

August 4, 1991 - A Child and the Kingdom

July 31, 1991 - Sexuality and Honesty

July 21, 1991 - Finding Rest For Our Souls

July 13, 1991 - Rhetoric Which Divides Community

July 8, 1991 - Infantile Grandiosity and the Image of God

June 10, 1991 - The Eucharist as Sacrament of Reconciliation

May 30, 1991 - How Not To Commit The Original Sin

May 26, 1991 - Healthy and Unhealthy Fear of Hell

May 6, 1991 - Moral Loneliness

April 15, 1991 - Social Justice – New Knowledge/New Responsibility

April 8, 1991 - A Dark Night Of Spirit

April 1, 1991 - Young In God’s Eyes

March 23, 1991 - The Importance Of The Empty Tomb

March 17, 1991 - Invincible Ignorance and Good Friday

February 28, 1991 - The Interrupted Life

February 18, 1991 - Paschal Imagination

February 10, 1991 - Take Up Your Couch And Walk

February 3, 1991 - Love and our Baptismal Robes

January 27, 1991 - A Prayer for Peace

January 20, 1991 - Reaction to War (First in a two part series)

January 15, 1991 - Blessing And Cursing Life

December 5, 1990 - The Incarnation Honors the Flesh

December 2, 1990 - What is a Father?

November 25, 1990 - Optimism Or Pessimism

November 15, 1990 - An Open Letter from a Restless Pilgrim

November 11, 1990 - Understanding Suicide

November 4, 1990 - Unnoticed Blood

October 28, 1990 - The Miracle Of It All!

October 12, 1990 - A Vocation for the Last Stage of Life

September 29, 1990 - Consolation In Old Prayers

September 20, 1990 - Further Reflections on Catholic Annulments

September 17, 1990 - Beyond Ideology II

September 12, 1990 - Beyond Ideology (1st in a 2-part series)

September 6, 1990 - On Sabbatical

August 15, 1990 - Hesitation and Reserve … Virtue or Timidity?

June 16, 1990 - Annulments – Catholic Divorce?

June 10, 1990 - Abrasive Rhetoric

May 7, 1990 - Masculine Spirituality

April 29, 1990 - Sex As Sacrament

December 2, 1987 - Single Life Offers Opportunities

December 1, 1987 - Make Space For Christ In Life

November 2, 1987 - A Recipe For Life’s Blender

November 1, 1987 - Taking The Sting Out Of Life

October 2, 1987 - Pagan Saints For Modern Sinners

October 1, 1987 - God Beats Small-Time Blues

September 2, 1987 - Make Your Welcome Hearty

September 1, 1987 - Saying Goodbye Part Of Life

August 1, 1987 - Sitting At A Mystic’s Feet

July 2, 1987 - Choosing Between Sacraments

July 1, 1987 - Leaving God’s Mark

June 1, 1987 - Our Greed Pulls The Trigger

May 1, 1987 - Staring Chaos In The Face

April 2, 1987 - Saints For Complex People

April 1, 1987 - Easter Arsonists Of The Heart

March 2, 1987 - Keep Your Faith In Balance

March 1, 1987 - Living In Joy Is Hard Work!

February 2, 1987 - Conversion Is Revolution!

February 1, 1987 - When Sinners Rationalize

January 2, 1987 - Signals That Spell Sanctity

January 1, 1987 - The Martyrdom Of Obscurity

December 2, 1986 - Born Into The Ordinary

December 1, 1986 - Like Green Logs In The Fire

November 1, 1986 - Monasticism And Family Life

October 2, 1986 - Abortion: No Quick Solutions

October 1, 1986 - In Much Better Hands Than Ours

September 2, 1986 - Guidelines For The Long Haul

September 1, 1986 - A Showdown With True Love

August 1, 1986 - Alive With Prophetic Pain

July 1, 1986 - Just Too Busy To Bow Down

June 2, 1986 - Dare To Be One In A Thousand

June 1, 1986 - A Life Handcrafted By God

May 2, 1986 - No Salvation In Sexology

May 1, 1986 - Hatred Is Not Always Bad

April 2, 1986 - A String Of Empty Tombs

April 1, 1986 - Love Through Locked Doors

March 2, 1986 - Godlessness and Good Friday

March 1, 1986 - Veronica’s Veil

February 2, 1986 - The ‘Loser’ As Victor

February 1, 1986 - Worshipping In Anguish

January 2, 1986 - Keep Praying For The Dead

January 1, 1986 - Terror And Triumph

December 1, 1985 - Our Savior In The Flesh!

November 1, 1985 - From Grateful to Giving

October 31, 1985 - The Unfinished Symphony

October 1, 1985 - Falling Into God’s Arms

September 30, 1985 - From Fantasy To Fulfilment

September 2, 1985 - More Tantrums Than Tears

September 1, 1985 - Becoming The &quot

August 1, 1985 - Married To Sacrifice

July 2, 1985 - Our Greed Pulls The Trigger

June 3, 1985 - Paschal Mystery: The New You

June 2, 1985 - Paschal Death: Letting Go

June 1, 1985 - Making Room For Compassion

May 31, 1985 - Abortion

May 2, 1985 - Sexuality

April 1, 1985 - Mary Magdala’s Easter Prayer

March 2, 1985 - Expressing Our Affection

March 1, 1985 - Jesus Was A Good Loser

February 1, 1985 - The Eucharist Is An Embrace

January 2, 1985 - Compassion And Abortion

January 1, 1985 - Three Praises Of Fantasy

December 1, 1984 - Incarnation As God With Us

November 2, 1984 - Life Is A Messy Business

November 1, 1984 - People Don’t Break Easily

October 2, 1984 - Keeping Fire In The Eyes

October 1, 1984 - Getting Angry With God

September 10, 1984 - Hope at the time of death

September 2, 1984 - A Diet Of Antiseptics

August 2, 1984 - Symbols Give Us Meaning

July 31, 1984 - Praying Through A Crisis

July 2, 1984 - Passion Is God’s Fire In Us

July 1, 1984 - A Summer Of Centering

June 2, 1984 - A Theologian’s Problems

June 1, 1984 - Remembering As Surgery

May 3, 1984 - Saying ‘Yes’ To Santa Claus

May 2, 1984 - The Real Loss Of Virginity

May 1, 1984 - On Sensible And Stupid Risks

April 2, 1984 - Spring And The Resurrection

April 1, 1984 - On The Road To Emmaus

March 2, 1984 - Splitting The Atom Of Love

March 1, 1984 - Celebrating Our Alphabet

February 15, 1984 - All That Is Truly Masculine

February 3, 1984 - Receiving Truth As A Friend

January 15, 1984 - The Binding of Isaac

January 2, 1984 - Floating Bottles Out To Sea

December 12, 1983 - Disturbing One’s Breakfast

November 29, 1983 - Passing On The Spirit

November 21, 1983 - The Bad Time Comes

October 17, 1983 - Taming The Bad Dog Within

October 3, 1983 - Christ Still Has Human Flesh

September 26, 1983 - Incarnation Imparts Power

September 12, 1983 - The Scent Of Unseen Roses

August 29, 1983 - The Paradox Of Priesthood

August 15, 1983 - Theologian Hard To Recognize

August 1, 1983 - The Death Of A Soldier

July 18, 1983 - Weakness Leads To Strength

July 4, 1983 - Zorba and Religion

June 13, 1983 - Guilt Thwarts Celebration

June 6, 1983 - Emerging From Stone

May 25, 1983 - Keeping One’s Perspective

May 9, 1983 - Author Tells Merton’s Story

April 11, 1983 - Despair And Resurrection

March 28, 1983 - Eleventh Hour Conversions

March 14, 1983 - Getting in Touch with Hate

February 28, 1983 - Poverty and Transfiguration

February 14, 1983 - Sexual Wholeness Is True Liberation

January 31, 1983 - Resurrection Through Time

December 27, 1982 - The Dark Nights and Human Emotions

December 14, 1982 - Virgin Birth

December 6, 1982 - Spirituality An Erotic Urge

November 29, 1982 - Experience May Lead To Hell

November 15, 1982 - Our Lives Are Lived In Exile