As part of my journey through the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius, I was asked to read and reflect on three individual bible passages: Mark 10:46-52, Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Jeremiah 29:11-14. As I reflected on each one of them, I realized that these three passages, when run together, speak to a beautiful message of God’s … Continue reading When You Lose the Trail….
As I opened my email today I was immediately notified that the Rockville Diocese of Long Island, NY voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection under the US bankruptcy code. The cause: the financial cost of defending against legal claims for damages against the Priests and Religious of the Diocese for sexual abuse of minors. Filing … Continue reading Should I leave the Catholic Church?
I suppose the first step in understanding our spirituality necessarily needs to ask the questions who is God and how do we know Him/Her. Who God is for us, like any other human relationship, depends upon how we know Him/Her as an individual. I dare say that since we cannot step into the mind of … Continue reading How Do We Know God?
I am writing this blog for the dual purpose of exploring both Spirituality and Social Justice. In the last post I offered my definition for spirituality. In this post, I offer my definition of social justice. I also wish to explore how social justice and spirituality are connected, and offer some introductory comments on why … Continue reading Social Justice: What is it?
The first question, and a great place to begin, is deciding what we mean by spirituality. First and foremost spirituality is not religion. To make sure we differentiate spirituality from religion, I offer this definition of religion: Religion is a system of rituals, laws, norms, mores, beliefs and practices that both define a community and … Continue reading Spirituality: What exactly is it?
Hello, my name is David. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I am choosing to launch this blog. I am a trained spiritual director having graduated from the Fairfield University Spiritual Direction program. I am also a fellow spiritual journeyman. I have practiced as a spiritual director, with ongoing supervision, … Continue reading Introduction
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