Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    A new biography of this Christ-haunted Victorian poet and Jesuit priest explores his relationship with the priesthood and explains the theological impulses that give his poems their meaning.

    March 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Acedia is a condition best countered by spiritual practice and the discipline of prayer, according to writer Kathleen Norris. "It's an ancient word that means the inability to care, even to the extent that you don't care that you don't care anymore."

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s September 16, 2008 interview with Kathleen Norris.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    How can I find my way in this impenetrable darkness? How can a few words from a psalm that I say upon waking be all I need to begin again, after I have been worn down to almost nothing by acedia?

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    "My lifelong belief is that love and death interwoven are the heartstrings of religion. The greatest of all truths is that love never dies. The opposite of love is not death. It is fear."

    February 27, 2009 | Comments

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    One of the beautiful things about a terminal illness is you are invited into the present, and your friendships become stronger. Your loved ones become more vital and more present. Each day becomes more beautiful. You walk through the valley of the shadow, and it’s riddled with light.

    February 27, 2009 | Comments

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    "My life has been transformed. I don't know why God has blessed me and graced me the way God has. In my own mind, I don't deserve it."

    February 6, 2009 | Comments

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    In prayers, worship, balls, and other inaugural events the nation's religious diversity was highlighted.

    January 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Father Damien de Veuster, a missionary priest from Belgium, arrived at the Hawaiian leper colony Kalaupapa in 1873 to cared for the outcasts, and eventually died of leprosy himself. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Novelist Alice McDermott, Morehouse College president Robert Franklin, and Rabbi Marc Gopin ponder the meaning of the national moment on the eve of Inauguration Day.

    January 16, 2009 | Comments

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