Getting at the root causes of ecclesial demoralization

  Timothy Radcliffe, former Master General of the Dominican order in April gave two talks at the annual convention of the National Federation of Priests Councils. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting Father Radcliffe, he has an enviable reputation inside and outside the worldwide Dominican community. Many regard him as a man of extraordinary spiritual depth — a compliment that is too often cheapened by over-use and indiscriminate application. Perhaps it is because of Father Radcliffe’s reputation that I found myself somewhat disappointed with the talks, notwithstanding...
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Science answers moral questions Part 1 with Sam Harris

    Click on the link below    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AnFTXQtl48
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Knowledge Arises From Ignorance

  I forgot thatKnowledge Arises From Ignoranceand thought thatit overcame ignorance. In falling into that trap,knowledge had the ironic effectof limiting my vision. It was the same trapthat lawyers fall into when seeing the world legalistically,doctors as the prevention and cure of sicknesses,clergy as the interpretation of scriptureor a conflict between sin and grace,and warriors as a battle of good and evil. Birds don’t know where they are,but they are not lost. And although Knowledge can lift a veil covering enlightenment,it can also become the veil. Rather than trying to add something...
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The Financial Crisis and America’s Political Duopoly

  What unites the midterm election results, the recommendations of the bipartisan deficit reduction commission, the Federal Reserve’s decision to spend another $600 billion to keep interest rates down, the failure to address the foreclosure crisis, and America’s worsening relations with its G-20 partners? And, more generally, what explains the Obama Administration’s toothless response to the financial crisis, in particular its reversion to status quo regulatory and economic policies over the past two years? In making my documentary on the financial crisis, Inside Job, I obsessed...
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The Meeting of Love and Solitude

  The Meeting of Love and Solitude   A great discovery for meis that Solitudecan deepen my Love of Others. First I needed to learnthat True Solitudeis not physical,but Of the Heart. In a Solitude of My Heart,Intimacy can be truly Creative. I have learned it takes a Solitude of Heartto avoid having relationships becomeneedy, greedy, sticky, clinging,dependent, sentimental, exploitiveusing people for the fulfillment ofmy own often hidden needs. True Loveprotects and respectsindividuality,creating the free spaceto transform loneliness into A Solitude that can be Shared. With Lovein a Solitude...
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