July 23, 2017

Fridays with Damaris: Another Look – The Myth of Autonomy

The Myth of Autonomy By Damaris Zehner Americans take for granted, even idealize, the ideal of personal autonomy. Many Americans believe that autonomy is achievable and that it’s the most honorable lifestyle there is.  They … [Continue reading...]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 7, Chapter 14: Does God Guide and Direct Us?

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 7, Chapter 14: Does God Guide and Direct Us? We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (1)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study One Ask any number of people to name their favorite Pauline letter, and the majority will say Philippians. For good reason. Whereas we meet an erudite Paul in … [Continue reading...]

Merton: “Every other man is a piece of myself”

It is therefore of supreme importance that we consent to live not for ourselves but for others. When we do this we will be able first of all to face and accept our own limitations. As long as we secretly adore ourselves, our own … [Continue reading...]

Fr. Stephen Freeman: Saving My Neighbor — Just How Connected Are We?

Saving My Neighbor -- Just How Connected Are We? By Father Stephen Freeman If you are in the “helping professions,” confronting problems in people’s lives, it doesn’t take long to realize that no one is purely and simply an … [Continue reading...]

1st Sunday after Trinity: Cantata & Pic of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) About Today's Picture This statue of an African-American woman and her child, is part of the Black Brigade Monument in Smale Park on the riverfront in Cincinnati. It honors the courageous … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: 6/17/2017 — Grill Daddy Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” GRILL DADDY WANTED Good … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Damaris: Another Look – Integrity of Life

Integrity of Life by Damaris Zehner For, with the old order destroyed, a universe cast down is renewed, and integrity of life is restored to us in Christ. Prayer offered during Mass: May 3, 2015 • • • The phrase “integrity of … [Continue reading...]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 6

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 7 We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience . Today, … [Continue reading...]

Wisdom for Ordinary Time: Eugene Peterson on Philippians 4:13

During Ordinary Time this year, I will be reading and meditating on Eugene Peterson's new book, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God. This book captures sermons from Peterson's … [Continue reading...]