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CAC’s Financial Philosophy

September 13th, 2021
Early last year, when we first started exploring a few key questions around how the CAC stewards its financial resources, no one could have anticipated that we’d be completing a comprehensive, board-approved financial philosophy by December. Our newly adopted philosophy, which captures Fr. Richard’s theological

CAC’s Financial Philosophy: “How you do anything is how you do everything.”

September 6th, 2021
When Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in 1987, his vision was to provide spiritual grounding for a movement of contemplative activists and prophetic leaders—an “underground seminary” that would teach the path of praxis and prayer. Over the years, we grew from a mom-and-pop

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Embracing Disorder

September 2nd, 2021
When I was first approached about writing a piece informed by Richard’s framework, Order, Disorder, Reorder, I was both excited and perplexed. What had I demonstrated in my time at the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) that would indicate such familiarity with Disorder? Immediately, it became clear

Order, Disorder, Reorder—and Resolution

August 30th, 2021
In the 1970s, the record player was a standard fixture in many households, and our home was no exception. In fact, my first words as a toddler were “record player,” or, as I would say, “wrecka-p’ayer.” Having grown up with a “wrecka-p’ayer,” I absolutely, positively loved music—and I still do: all

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