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    Meredith Gould

    Meredith Gould, PhD, is the author of seven books, including The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day, Why Is There a Menorah on the Altar? Jewish Roots of Christian Worship, and The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today. She serves on the team at The Virtual Abbey and founded the Twitter chat for church social media (#chsocm).

    St. Ignatius and the Yoga Center

    Growing up Jewish in Northern Jersey, what did I know about St. Ignatius Loyola? Not much. Fast forward to the late 1980s and I'm at his feet, sort of...

    It’s a Mitzvah

    Seems to me the word "mitzvah" is being used a lot these days. Usually it shows up in exclamations: "It's a mitzvah." Maybe I'm noticing this because the recent preponderance...

    Today’s News . . .

    Many years ago, I went on a news fast.  To be more precise, I stopped reading, watching or listening to any and all news from 1988 through 1993-ish. Can't...

    Praying from the Heart

    Exaggeration or reality? There's not a person of faith--dead or alive--who hasn't at some point trudged through a desert landscape of dusty dry and somewhat dessicated prayer. By grace, our...

    Lent. Is it over yet?

    Lent?  Not a big fan of this season, even though I'm very fond of purple, love soup and rarely pass up opportunities to ponder great mysteries. During Lent I...

    Lenten Shabbat

    Lenten...Shabbat?In my strange little world these words go together just fine, possibly because my Jewish mother was as likely to serve fish as she was to serve roasted chicken...