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  • Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

    Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

    • Jun 5, 2017

    “People who are not in love are irresponsible,” Father Pier Giorgio Di Cicco writes. “A town that is not in love with itself is irresponsible, and civically apt for mistakes. Responsibility is a cold duty. It inspires no one. A citizenry is incited to action by the eros of mutual care, by having a common object of love — their city.”

  • Despite headaches, new Mass translation worth the effort

    Despite headaches, new Mass translation worth the effort

    • Jun 2, 2016

    Why do so many priests, who have to say the words of the new translation, dislike them? Maybe because the principle of intentionally elevated language wasn’t explained.

  • Poems to 'nourish the soul'

    Poems to 'nourish the soul'

    • Jan 15, 2016

    Roger Housden, writer and creator of the best-selling “Ten Poems” series, again this month is offering up poems to “nourish the soul” on the Spirituality and Practice website. My favorite so far is the famed poem, “What the Living Do,” by Marie Howe. It was written in memory of her

  • A powerful poem on the meaning of Christmas

    A powerful poem on the meaning of Christmas

    • Dec 2, 2015

    Because in Him the Flesh is united to the Word without magical transformation …. Because in Him the Word is united to the Flesh without loss of perfection …. Because of His visitation, we may no longer desire God as if He were lacking: our redemption is no longer a

  • A book for those struggling spiritually

    A book for those struggling spiritually

    • Nov 15, 2015

    Better late than never, I am now reading “The Holy Longing,” Ronald Rolheiser’s spiritual classic about the search for Christian spirituality. “This is a book for you if you are struggling spiritually,” he writes in his preface. I suppose that covers nearly everybody. The book begins with the haunting poem

  • William Blake, rebel and prophet

    • Aug 18, 2015

    To see the world in a grain of sand. And heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. Those are the words of William Blake, Romantic poet, painter, engraver, inspiration for Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, the Trappist monk Thomas

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