Managing Change: A recipe for survival and success

In my work as a hospice chaplain I have the pleasure and opportunity to teach new employees about culture, religion and spirituality. When I discuss the differences between religion and spirituality the orientation class is usually divided between people who have a negative opinion of religion but it’s always unanimous that spirituality is seen as […]

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A Return of Service in the Independent Movement

“I hear your call, but I walk with trepidation. Both the seen and unseen are strong motivators for a want of change towards a healthier expression of our faith – and yet… I, for one, have doubt. I am the Thomas needing to place my hands in the wounds, which sometimes causes me great distress. […]

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Beings of mud and fear: A perspective of the Reality in Latin America

When it comes to the subject of the reality of Latin America a thought comes to mind: misery. But the misery in our Latin American societies has several nuances, because we cannot reduce to a single point all that Latin America has, feels, and lives. When I mean: “beings of mud and fear”, I am […]

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Seres De Barro y Miedo: Una Perspectiva De La Realidad Latino Americana

Cuando abordamos la temática de la realidad latinoamericana se nos viene a la mente un pensamiento: la miseria. Pero la miseria en nuestras sociedades de Latinoamérica tiene varios matices porque no podemos reducir a un solo punto todo lo que Latinoamérica posee y siente y vive. Cuando me refiero a: “seres de barro y miedo” […]

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Logs and Splinters: How to Improve the Independent Catholic Movement

There is a volume that, when the title is mentioned, still gives me the chills. “Bishops at Large” (Peter F. Anson, Apocryphil Press, 2006), is a heavy, heavy tome dedicated to the various Independent Catholic denominations that sprang up in the 19th and 20th centuries in the UK, Australia, and parts of America and Canada. […]

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The Jesus Prayer: An Ecumenical Gift to all Christians

In our post-modern world the term spirituality is often evasive. It has an almost ethereal quality, especially with the increasing use of the term “spiritual but not religious.” Christian spiritual practice is often a cafeteria where people can pick from a list of practices in order to lift their spirit. Ultimately, the spiritual life is […]

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