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    Spirituality

    Dinner Table Spirituality

    It occurred to me just a few days ago that without thinking about it, my family and I were doing a group Examen at...
    Something to Think About

    Desires

    "There really is an appetite for God and for his righteousness.  We all too easily speak and think as if righteousness resulted chiefly from...

    Links for Your Weekend Reading (and Viewing)

    The top 10 moments in the history of Jesuit postseason basketball. (Two of them involve Al McGuire.) NBC News profiles a remarkable community service program...
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    Spirituality of Family Life

    There were two stone masons, each doing the same job. The first, a melancholy man, was asked what he was doing. "I lay stones," he replied,...

    Spiritual and Religious

    Writing on Busted Halo, Jim Martin, SJ, makes the argument for embracing religious tradition: We all tend to think that we're correct about most things,...

    Mid-Lent Review

    Jack Mahoney, SJ,  suggests we review our Lenten program. But be careful: "What we should avoid is the almost magical or superstitious feeling that...

    Beautiful Purpose

    As I gain some distance from my immersion in watching the Winter Olympics, I've been distilling in my mind the lasting impressions.  I've always...

    Try Bothering for Lent

    This Lent, says Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, take the time to "bother."  He points out that the people who angered Jesus were people like...

    The Uses of Repetitive Prayer

    Anthony Lusvardi, SJ, thinks that repetitive prayer is often just what we need: While these “formal” prayers are often learned in the most mundane settings—before...

    Witness

    Last month America Magazine awarded its 2009 Campion Award to Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury-- a remarkable move, since the award is...

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