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  • Understanding Tsarnaev’s coldness

    • Mar 11, 2015

    The monstrous, then the mundane. The Boston marathon bombs went off about 2:49 p.m. At 3:13 p.m., not even a half hour later, admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared on a security camera across the Charles River at a Cambridge Whole Foods market. We watched him on screen in the federal

  • Compassion? Easy. Acting on it? I’m failing

    • Mar 4, 2015

    Have compassion. Pay attention to human suffering. Do something about it. That was the essence of Pope Francis’ instruction for Lent, 2015. Two weeks in, I’m ready to concede: I’m failing. I suspect I’m not alone. The compassion part is not all that hard. Paying attention? Harder. But acting on

  • Rohr on yearning, spirituality, and unconditional love

    • Feb 9, 2015

    Okay, yesterday’s hour-long Oprah TV interview with famed Catholic priest and writer the Rev. Richard Rohr was predictably “new age-y.” Still, there were a few gems from Rohr. During “Super Soul Sunday” on her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Winfrey asked Rohr if he senses a yearning of souls in this

  • Oprah chats with Richard Rohr

    • Feb 6, 2015

    Check out Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” hour-long interview this Sunday, Feb. 8, featuring Richard Rohr, the first Catholic priest to appear on the series since it began in 2011. Rohr, a Franciscan priest, is a hugely popular author, retreat leader, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation

  • Grace Church: A spiritually richer worship

    • Feb 4, 2015

    “If you don’t like the rules of the Catholic Church, leave.” We’ve all heard that admonition before, and many dissenting Catholics left the Church long ago. Others have stayed, hoping for eventual change. But dozens and dozens have found what they call a transforming, small “c” catholic experience in the

  • Accepting the call of Christ

    • Jan 26, 2015

    Halfway through The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius last week, I wrote that I was still too nervous to accept “the call” and do whatever Christ asks. Suppose he asks for something totally heroic — like moving to a leper colony — or too selfless for a flawed, still living-in-the-material-world