• New poll finds even religious Americans feel the good vibrations

    New poll finds even religious Americans feel the good vibrations

    • Sep 2, 2018

    A new Pew research poll shows that nearly all religious groups adhere to some New Age beliefs.

  • What the world needs is more prayer

    • May 2, 2017

    In an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Anthony L. Lilles – author of “Fire from Above,” and academic dean of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – talks about the deeper life of prayer. Among other things, she says that when God comes to us in prayer and reveals the immensity of His love, it’s the finest moment in our lives, and one minute in this kind of prayer does more good in the world than anything else we can do.

  • The gardens of our souls

    The gardens of our souls

    • Oct 15, 2015

    This summer, for the first time in my career as an occasional gardener, I bought a rose bush. Roses intimidate me – their finicky susceptibilities and Japanese beetles. Their thorns. But one May morning I was dashing into the farm stand for a pint of strawberries, and something extravagantly, massively

  • Sampling Catholic mysticism

    • Jul 24, 2015

    If you’re curious about or interested in Catholic mysticism, here are two online opportunities. On Monday, Benedictine nun Joan Chittister, perhaps the best known, most outspoken, and influential nun in America, begins an online course titled “Releasing the Contemplative in You.” Sister Chittister is as well known for her contemplative