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Statement from Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM after meeting Pope Francis

July 1st, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, July 1, 2022: I am full of joy – ecstatic even – reflecting on my meeting with Pope Francis. Our conversation focused on how the rediscovery of the contemplative mind can serve the renewal of Christianity and healing of our world. Sitting across from each other, I shared with him about what God has

Moving Forward Together

June 6th, 2022
Returning to the Center is a series of communal reflections on what we — the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) — are learning in our journey to renew our founding vision in a time of significant growth, change, and contemplative renewal. In my first post in this series, I spoke of the great need for

The Path to Inner Peace

May 25th, 2022
How do we find motivation when our spiritual journey feels stagnant or unfulfilling? Where do we go for inner sustenance when facing seemingly insurmountable odds — like the grief of losing a child or bearing the weight of oppression? In the Christian contemplative tradition, many teachers, such as Thomas Merton

Love is Our Origin & Our Destiny

May 25th, 2022
A loving image of God empowers us to continue the spiritual journey. As modern mystic Fr. Richard Rohr teaches from the alternative orthodoxy, It’s a good and safe universe, and it’s going to be okay. This might be hard to accept sometimes, especially when the world feels fraught with oppression and suffering.

Begin with Yes

May 25th, 2022
Whatever word you use to describe your higher power — God, Goddess, Universe, Yahweh, Love, the Way — is inevitably interwoven with threads of mystery. When we put our energy toward trying to explain God, we have less energy to be present with God — and each other.   I spend much time in contemplation

We Are More Together Than We Realize

May 24th, 2022
Over two years ago, our Visitor Center here at the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, NM, closed its doors. At the time, we hoped it was just for the week, which turned into a month, then a summer, and so on. Everyone has their own version of this same story. The movement from togetherness to

The Evolution of the CAC Podcast Network

May 23rd, 2022
How do you explain the Christ to a child?” This was the very first question we asked Richard Rohr on the first season of our flagship podcast, Another Name for Every Thing. Packed into that question were hours of reading, pondering, and Paul playing with his kids. This personally intense question was asked in such a

Introduction by Father Richard Rohr, ONEING: Unveiled

May 21st, 2022
Both the limited-print edition of ONEING: Unveiled and the downloadable PDF version are available now in our online bookstore.  Αποκάλυψη (Apocalypsis) This past year or so has been an apocalyptic time for our planet—and for all of us humans at the same time! Today, the word

This Unveiling by Drew Jackson

May 20th, 2022
Both the limited-print edition of ONEING: Unveiled and the downloadable PDF version are available now in our online bookstore.  This is the pressing question  of every age:  What is it that we cannot see?  For life is hiddenness,  as is God, and we have been given  the

Now Available: ONEING: Unveiled

May 20th, 2022
CAC Publishing is excited to announce that the Spring 2022 issue of ONEING is now available! ONEING: Unveiled explores how the contemplative mind invites us to experience God in the world, from everyday mystical moments to the apocalyptic revealing of half-hidden truths. The small human ego appears to control

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