Spiritual Direction on the Fridge

In my continuing quest to become a de facto Jesuit priest (albeit one who is married, and whose current ministry is staring at countertop samples at kitchen design stores) I’m reading another fine book from James Martin, S.J. In one chapter, he discusses the blessings of friendship – how vital it is to our thriving, […]

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Calling Bullsh*t on the Trauma of Being Alive

I just read an article in today’s New York Times called The Trauma of Being Alive. It pissed me off. It feeds the dysfunctional obsession with defining ourselves in terms of the worst thing that has happened so far. ¬†Child of bad parents? Been through an ugly divorce? Lose a friend or sibling or parent […]

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