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The Global Common Good

Rediscovering the Common Good The Global Common Good Friday, November 5, 2021 In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urges Christians to consider the long-term effects of our actions which impact the future well-being of the human species, all living things, and our planet itself: The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The… Continue Reading The Global Common Good

The Goodness of Solidarity

Rediscovering the Common Good The Goodness of Solidarity Thursday, November 4, 2021 Few Christians in the twentieth century lived their lives as devoted to the common good as Dorothy Day. She served the poor, homeless, and hungry in New York City for decades. Her steadfast belief in the dignity of the poor as bearing the… Continue Reading The Goodness of Solidarity

A Concern for the Good of the World

Rediscovering the Common Good A Concern for the Good of the World Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Fr. Richard and the Center’s commitment to the common good is deeply rooted in both the Scriptures and the Catholic Church’s social teaching and doctrine. Authors Chris Korzen and Alexia Kelley offer this brief outline: The Catholic vision of… Continue Reading A Concern for the Good of the World

How Do We “Save” the World?

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil How Do We “Save” the World? Sunday, May 16, 2021 The Divine Mind transforms all human suffering by identifying completely with the human predicament and standing in full solidarity with it from beginning to end. This is the real meaning of the crucifixion. The cross is not just… Continue Reading How Do We “Save” the World?

Making New Friends

Friendship and Grace Making New Friends Thursday, April 15, 2021 I’ve known CAC faculty member Brian McLaren for many years; and I deeply admire his gift for making friends through his genuine curiosity, compassion, and unconditional presence to others. In this passage, he encourages us to build relationships outside our comfortable social and religious groups.… Continue Reading Making New Friends

Scapegoating and the Cross: Weekly Summary

Scapegoating and the Cross Saturday, April 3, 2021 Week Thirteen Summary and Practice Sunday, March 28—Friday, April 2, 2021 Sunday As long as we deal with the real meaning of evil and sin by some means other than forgiveness, we will keep projecting, fearing, and attacking it over there, instead of “gazing” on it within… Continue Reading Scapegoating and the Cross: Weekly Summary

The Saving Power of the Cross

Scapegoating and the Cross The Saving Power of the Cross Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday Today the primary human problem is both revealed and resolved. It is indeed a “good” Friday. What is revealed is our human inclination to kill others, in any multitude of ways, instead of dying to ourselves—to our own illusions,… Continue Reading The Saving Power of the Cross

The God of Welcome

An Expanding Love The God of Welcome Thursday, March 18, 2021 The Rev. Stephanie Spellers is a leader in the Episcopal Church, working with Bishop Michael Curry to spread a message of God’s inclusive and expansive love. She tracks how we move from a love of self, and those like us, to a generative love… Continue Reading The God of Welcome

The Catholic Worker Movement

Spirituality and Social Movements The Catholic Worker Movement Tuesday, December 1, 2020 After Brian McLaren’s helpful summary of biblical examples of social movements, I want to turn our attention to movements that originated within the United States in the last century. The Catholic Worker movement, established by Dorothy Day (1897‒1980) and Peter Maurin (1877‒1949), has… Continue Reading The Catholic Worker Movement

One God of the Earth

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action One God of the Earth Wednesday, November 25, 2020 One way that our growth in love becomes stuck is when we identify so much with our group or country that it replaces our faith in the One God of all. As we see in politics in the United States, most… Continue Reading One God of the Earth