Thomas Groome rightfully asserts that “all statistics indicate a significant falling away from the practice of faith” (2011, 7). There are many reasons for this, yet Groome further explains that “all the disenchantment of our age will not obliterate the innate human disposition for the spiritual or religious” (10) and because of this “informing and … Continue reading Correlating Writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Groome: There Will be Faith
The liturgy of Holy Week teaches us that a crisis situation (limit situation) can be a defining moment—it can make us or break us. On the first day of the week (now celebrated as Palm Sunday), a few days before Passover, Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing that he was about to fulfil his destiny. He knew … Continue reading Limit Situations: Not Limiting but Empowering
We want only to show you something we have seen and to tell you something we have heard: That in the midst of the old creation there is a New Creation, and that this New Creation is manifest in Jesus who is called the Christ. [i]Paul Tillich, The New Being, What does it mean to … Continue reading See, this is New!
Exploration of Merton’s understanding of selflessness and liminal theology’s understanding of spaces in between.
And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" Mark 15:39 (ESV) There's something about the words of the centurion that I find both meaningful and mysterious. Typical of this Gospel, Mark fails to offer much in … Continue reading A Reflection on Mark 15-16