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    Fr. Robert Barron writes in America magazine's new Books and Culture section about the response to his YouTube videos on the reasonableness of faith.  The reaction, at least according to the comments, has been overwhelmingly negative. Most objectors show one...
    Christ is at the center of Ignatian spirituality. Much of the Spiritual Exercises consists of meditations on the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. The first of these is a meditation on Jesus' birth. In...
    I wasn't surprised to find out that the poet Billy Collins is a Jesuit alum (Holy Cross '63).  There's a distinctly Ignatian tone in this quote: "I feel now that my sense of the spiritual is directly connected to...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.Digital technology may not change the content of prayer, but it sure has expanded the forms of prayer....
    Pedro Arrupe, head of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983, wrote one of the most moving reflections on suffering that I've ever heard.  He suffered a massive stroke in 1981.  He couldn't speak and he could barely move.  He...
    "My City of Ruins" became both an elegy of grief and an anthem of hope in the months following the terror attacks on 9/11.  It was the final song on Bruce Springsteen's album "The Rising," which was released not...
    Examen.me is a new website that offers several ways of praying online that draw inspiration from the Daily Examen, the one form of prayer that Ignatius Loyola considered indispensable.  The site's scripture examens are more like lectio divina prayer,...
    The List is a weekly feature highlighting something remarkable, offbeat, or otherwise noteworthy from the world of the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.The List this week features a website modestly titled Jesuit Stamps.  It's an amazing place containing images of...
    John Breslin, SJ, is a teacher, writer, and all-around literary man.  He edited a great anthology of religious short stories called The Substance of Things Hoped For. He has written for many journals and magazines.  Today he is sadly...
    "We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or a short one," writes Ignatius Loyola at the beginning of the Spiritual Exercises.  Our one desire should be to...

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