Senses and Census: Creating a Sense of, and Solutions for, Social Justice

July 27, 2016

Our senses often allow us to grasp and understand our surroundings if we allow it. Through our senses, we receive…

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Collective Responsibility and Homelessness: Integrating individual and shared responsibility

June 11, 2016

William Johnston, S.J., one of the twentieth century’s mystical theologians, and who I once met, wrote the following in his…

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Integrating Scripture, Social Capital, and Social Reform

May 21, 2016

While there is no set and commonly agreed upon definition of social capital, common elements include the  sum of the…

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Integrating Our Passions, Probity, and Prayers: Praying the Psalms and Seeking Social Justice

April 23, 2016

Integrating our passions, probity, and our prayers can be accomplished by praying the psalms. These Old Testament prayers serve as…

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Lenten “Inner” Spiritual Retreats and Solving Social Struggles

February 8, 2016

Since the earliest days of the Christian Church, Lent has been associated with the 40 days that Christ spent in…

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Lectio Divina and an Image of a Homeless Person Realized in Psalm 31

January 24, 2016

“I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances,…

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The Divine Hours of Prayer and the Blues

April 7, 2015

Over the years, the Divine Hours of Prayers have often evolved into hours for the Blues for me as a…

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The Wounded Healer in the Spirit of Henri Nouwen

April 4, 2015

Henri J. M. Nouwen has made synonymous the “wounded healer” and the minister. In his book, The Wounded Healer[1], Nouwen…

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The Spiritual Practice of Incarnational Solidarity

April 4, 2015

The underlying consideration concerning incarnational solidarity is three-fold: 1) if all is not well with others all is not well…

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