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    Discernment

    Aim Higher

    If you don't know Viktor Frankl's work, read his book Man's Search for Meaning--one of the most important books of the 20th century.  Below...

    “I want, I want”

    Susan Stabile, an Ignatian spiritual director and law professor, distinguishes between the desire that causes pain and the desire that motivates us: Attachment (what might...

    Spiritual Practices: Napping

    I'm all for finding God in the silence. For me this means taking lots of naps, especially during the winter with its protracted darkness...
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    A Boy Named Ambition

    Where is Christ being born today?  It certainly isn't where we expect, if history is any guide.  Where, today, is that stable at the...
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    Waiting

    Advent is the season when we remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, keeping at bay the voices which tell us that our...

    The Pronoun “God”

    The word "God" is a pronoun whose antecedent we do not know. When we are struck by beauty, when it lays claim to our attention...

    Desires, Discernment, and Decisions

    Several months ago two Jesuits and I published a book about an Ignatian approach to making decisions--What's Your Decision?  How to Make Choices with...

    Learning to See

    After sending the seventy disciples out to preach, Jesus listened to what they had to say upon their return.  They recounted many wonders, to...

    Imitatio sancti

    A misspent youth, getting caught up in riches and all sorts of vanity.  A soldier, seeking the honors that the world tells him are...

    Newman

    Today Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Henry Cardinal Newman, one of my heroes.  A formative period in my life was during the 1990-91 academic...

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