Can I visit the CAC?
The CAC Visitor Center welcomes guests to explore the writings of those who have influenced Fr. Richard in the reading room; to meditate in the gardens and labyrinth; and to peruse and purchase from an extensive collection of Fr. Richard's books and recordings. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is located at 1823 Five Points Road SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
How does CAC financially sustain its work?
The work of the CAC is possible only because of friends and supporters. Gifts of any amount are received gratefully and are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by the law. To learn more about how donations are used and how to make a contribution (including stock transfers and bequests), see "Support the CAC."
Is the CAC a Catholic organization? Is it inclusive of other denominations or faiths?
Although the CAC is rooted in its Catholic identity, it is an educational organization, deeply committed to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. Friends and participants at the CAC come from all faiths and backgrounds. CAC is committed to bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.
Does CAC offer spiritual direction?
CAC does not offer individual spiritual direction. We recommend finding a spiritual director in your area (Spiritual Directors International lists directors by region). Fr. Richard and CAC serve many spiritual directors and other professionals in their personal renewal and education. We hope this service provides continual support of people who do this important work in the world.
Does CAC offer overnight accommodations?
Does CAC provide service or charity to the poor?
CAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization. It is our deepest desire that our work worldwide creates multipliers of God’s love on earth through very specific teachings of the Christian mystical tradition. Beyond this daily work, each year CAC’s Board of Directors designates funds to various direct service charities it carefully discerns for mission alignment, effectiveness, and service to the poor.
Can I volunteer for CAC?
Occasionally there are opportunities for individuals to volunteer service or expertise to CAC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to learn more.
How can I receive CAC’s newsletter?
Current and archival issues of CAC’s newsletter, the Mendicant, can be viewed online. If you would like to receive the Mendicant via email or hard copy, please email your request including your full name, home address, email address, and format preference (email or hard copy) to RequestMendicant@cac.org to be added to our newsletter mailing list.
How can I obtain a statement of my donations to CAC?
CAC acknowledges each donation with a receipt for tax records. If you have not retained copies of these receipts, and your total donations in a year exceed $249, you may request a statement of your donations to CAC for the previous year by emailing email@example.com. (Note that the IRS may not require donations under $250 to be verified by receipt. Check with your tax preparer.) To update your mailing or email address for donations, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the CAC have an Amazon Smile account?
Yes, the CAC has an Amazon Smile account that can be found here: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0354965
How does CAC support environmental sustainability?
In the tradition of our Franciscan heritage, the CAC seeks to honor the inherent connectedness of all things by protecting and healing our relationship with the Earth. CAC uses local, renewable, and fair resources whenever possible. Connection to and care of the Earth is a common element in Fr. Richard’s teachings, and he has collaborated with other teachers on this theme, such as Joanna Macy, Bill Plotkin, Paula Gonzalez, and Ilia Delio.
Where can I learn more about men’s spirituality, MROPs, Illuman, and MALES?
Fr. Richard Rohr founded Men as Learners and Elders (M.A.L.Es) in 2002 as a way to support men on their spiritual journey. Since that time, over 5,000 men have participated in the “Journey of Illumination” by attending events such as the Men’s Rite of Passage (MROP), FIRMings and a variety of events throughout nine international regions and 13 U.S. regions. Fr. Richard continues to speak on masculine spirituality, but primarily teaches on non-gendered paths to unitive consciousness. His many talks and writings on men’s spirituality include: Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation; From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality; Beloved Sons Series: Men and Grief, Men and Power, A Quest for the True Self, How Men Change, and Why Males Need Initiation. In 2012, men’s work transitioned away from CAC, with Fr. Richard’s blessing, to Illuman, a global not for profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Learn more about Illuman at illuman.org.
Which are Fr. Richard’s most recent books and recordings?
Visit the CAC Bookstore to see Richard’s newest releases as well as the most comprehensive selection of his entire work.
What is the easiest way to order books, MP3 downloads, CDs, DVDs, and register for online courses with the CAC?
Visit CAC's Online Bookstore—open 24/7, 365 days of the year. You can also order over the phone by calling 505-247-1636, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time).
I’m having problems logging into the Bookstore with recently set up login information. What do I do?
If you are having issues with your Bookstore login information, or receive an error when trying to login, please email email@example.com with the error you received and email address that you registered the Online Bookstore account with.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, the CAC does accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Are purchases from CAC Bookstore refundable?
CAC does not give cash refunds under any circumstances. Before you purchase, please read the policies for each type of purchase.
I have a question about my recent online order. How can I get help?
All order questions can be answered by emailing the Bookstore directly through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 505-247-1636 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time).
How do I unzip an MP3 file I just purchased?
Files you download from the Internet are often compressed or zipped so that they take up less space and arrive much faster than files that haven’t been compressed. You can easily identify compressed files by their extensions, such as .zip (a common standard used in OS X and Windows). Before you can use these files, you must unzip them.
- Double Click the file you have just downloaded with .zip extension.
- If you have Windows and do not already have a program on your computer for unzipping files, you can download 7-Zip here FREE: http://www.7-zip.org/. install the app, then right-click on the zip file.
- If you have an Apple computer, Apple used to include a program called StuffIt Expander to decompress zipped files, but doesn’t now that OS X lets you unzip files.
- Find the folder where the files were unzipped. It will typically be called the same thing as the .zip file (but without the .zip extension) and be located in the same location where the .zip file was downloaded
How do I add audio and video files into my iTunes library?
If you have audio or video files on your computer, you can import them into iTunes so they appear in your iTunes library.
Add items from your computer to your iTunes libraryBy default, iTunes places a copy of each audio file in the iTunes folder (Home/Music/iTunes) and leaves the original file in the current location. For information about adding an alias to the file (instead of creating a copy), see Change where your iTunes files are stored.
Do either of the following:
- Drag a file or folder from the Finder to the iTunes window.
- If you add a folder, all the files it contains are added to your library.
- In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library, locate a file or folder, and click Open.
*This information is directly from Apple Support documentation.
How do I import an MP3 into iTunes and fix the order of the tracks?
After you download and unzip your MP3 purchase to your computer, you can upload the MP3 files into your iTunes library by doing the following:
- Open iTunes.
- Choose File > Add Folder to Library. If you do not see the File, Edit, or View options, press Ctrl and B together on your keyboard.
- Locate the folder on your computer that contains the music you wish to import into iTunes. For many Windows 10, 8, and 7 users, this will be their Music folder located in their Libraries. There may be several other folders located here, so make sure to choose the correct folder.
- Once you select your folder you should now see your newly imported files in your iTunes library. You'll notice that these files are not in order - in fact they're not organized at all. Let's fix that...
- If you have songs in your iTunes library already, it may be difficult to locate this newly imported group of unlabeled tracks. Let's make things easy by clicking on Playlists and choosing the Recently Added playlist.
- The most recent additions to your library will be shown in this playlist. The easiest way to begin to organize these files is to add an Artist Name and Album Name to them so that iTunes can place them in your library appropriately. Start by clicking on the first file in the list. Hold Shift and click on the last file you wish to include in this album. This will select them all. Right Click on your selected songs and choose Get Info.
- In this window click on Info. Here you can edit the data for all of your selected tracks. For now let's just change the Artist and the Album fields so that you can locate your songs in iTunes easier.
- Once this is done and you've pressed OK, all of your songs will now be organized by artist and album title and will be much easier to find when viewing your library.
- Additionally, if you right click on a single song and choose Get Info you can enter what track number it should be on your album. Once you do that for all of the songs they will show up in order in your library.
How can I unzip audio and video files on my iPad?
To unzip files on an iPad, you will need to download an app from the iTunes app store such as the FileBrowser app and follow the instructions inside the app.
How can I receive my digital purchases across my iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac computer?
You can share your digital products across your devices by using iCloud Drive, Handoff, or Airdrop. However, if you are unable to access those applications, please visit this documentation from Apple regarding File Sharing.
How and when will I receive login information to view a webcast?
You will receive an email containing the necessary log-in information immediately after ordering the webcast. Depending on the date of your initial order, you may also receive additional webcast access emails prior to the live event. If you have not received a webcast access email at least an hour before the webcast, please contact us immediately by emailing email@example.com. Do check your spam/junk mail or verify what email address was provided when ordering the webcast.
How can I receive the CAC’s publications Radical Grace or Oneing?
Can you send me a list of your upcoming programs?
The most current program information can be found in our Events section of the website. Sign up to receive free daily meditations and updates via email.
Where do I find out about men’s spirituality events?
The Men As Leaders and Elders (MALEs) program has transitioned to a separate nonprofit, Illuman, Inc. Visit their website to see a schedule of Men’s Rites of Passage, FIRMings, and other masculine spirituality events within the United States.
Where can I learn about teaching contemplative prayer or meditation to children?
CAC currently does not have any offerings specifically tailored for children, educators, or parents. However, you might explore resources from the following organizations: The World Community for Christian Meditation, The Heart of a Child Meditation, and Mindfulness in Education Network. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and Garrison Institute also list programs and organizations working in K-12 education.
Is Fr. Richard in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church?
Yes, Fr. Richard is a Franciscan priest in good standing of the New Mexico Province of Our Lady Guadalupe. Fr. Richard, while grounded in his Catholic faith, is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.
What is Fr. Richard’s role in men’s spirituality?
Fr. Richard Rohr founded Men as Learners and Elders (M.A.L.Es) in 2002 as a way to support men on their spiritual journey. Since that time, over 5,000 men have participated in the “Journey of Illumination” by attending events such as the Men’s Rite of Passage (MROP), FIRMings and a variety of events throughout 9 international regions and 13 US regions. Fr. Richard continues to speak on masculine spirituality, but primarily teaches on non-gendered paths to unitive consciousness. His many talks and writings on men’s spirituality include: Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation; From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality (also available in Spanish); Beloved Sons Series: Men and Grief, Men and Power, A Quest for the True Self, How Men Change, and Why Males Need Initiation. In 2012, men’s work transitioned away from CAC, with Fr. Richard’s blessing, to Illuman, a global not for profit organization committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Learn more about Illuman at illuman.org.
Will Fr. Richard be doing any retreats or conferences in my area?
Fr. Richard is no longer traveling outside of New Mexico for speaking engagements. If you're organizing an event at which you'd like Fr. Richard to speak, consider hosting the event in New Mexico! He's not on the road, but he is teaching close to home. For more information, please visit "Speaking Requests."
Can I get in touch with Fr. Richard through the CAC?
If you wish to contact Fr. Richard, you can do so by writing to him c/o CAC, PO Box 12464, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87195-2464 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to his busy schedule and over 100,000 followers worldwide, Fr. Richard is not able to respond to each and every message. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to invite Fr. Richard to speak at your event in New Mexico, please visit "Speaking Requests."