The depths possible in walking with God

I am now moving between two pieces of writing that will not allow me to hurry. In our culture (and especially in a world defining “leaders as readers” and shame on you if you’re not reading a book a week..) this is hard. My reading does indeed move too quickly. These writing won’t let me,Continue reading “The depths possible in walking with God”

Creative Power

The discovery of the Creator is not only the belief in the First Cause… It is also — and first and foremost — the discovery of love. To create means not only to reveal power, omnipotence that surpasses all, but also it means: to give being, existence and goodness, therefore — to love! — PopeContinue reading “Creative Power”

The problem of ministry

I am working my way through¬†In God’s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope Saint John Paul II.¬†These are excerpts from his personal journals written during and after spiritual retreats through his life. One passage I’ve come across early on deals with ministry and issues he faced as a bishop in the Catholic Church at thatContinue reading “The problem of ministry”

Money, Sex, and Power

The New York Times has no lost love for the Catholic Church. They use every opportunity to raise the ugly issues of the Church. The new findings in sex scandals give them plenty of fodder. I will in no way excuse the incredibly vile behavior of these priests. This column does bring out some interestingContinue reading “Money, Sex, and Power”