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Where Have All the Catholics Gone? Part II

Today’s blog continues the discussion about the 42.7 million people who still identify themselves as Catholic, yet no longer participate in the Church.  Today’s discussion explores where they might be and includes those who were raised Catholic but no longer … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the church of the Magdalene Part VII

Today’s blog explores the gifts of both the Institutional/orthodox Church and the mystical, contemplative, interior church that I refer to as “the church of the Magdalene.”  Continuing Yesterday’s Discussion Apparently yesterday’s blog stirred the ire of some readers.  I will … Continue reading

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Manifesting a Vision

In today’s blog, we explore the topic of “Contemplative Worship” and “Contemplative Community” as a complement to our traditional western forms of worship and church. Coming to Fruition On Sunday, January 8, 2012, Authentic Freedom Ministries will start offering a … Continue reading

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Religious Arrogance and the New Roman Missal

Warning:  If you are offended by challenges or questions aimed at religious authority, you might want to skip today’s blog.  Also, if you are attached to living your Catholicism to the letter of the law and consider questioning that law … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Closet

In today’s blog, I come out of the closet in regards to the “secret” I have been discerning and where it seems God’s is calling me.  In the end, God has a sick sense of humor and is telling me … Continue reading

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I’m Not Worthy to Receive You

Today’s blog explores the topic of worthiness – the fine line between self-loathing and humility.      Lord, I am Not Worthy to Receive You Every Sunday, (or anytime attending mass) just before the reception of Holy Eucharist (communion), all … Continue reading

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Special Edition – The Mystic’s Curse

Some people, as they move and grow along the spiritual path discover that their’s is the unique path of the mystic.  The mystic’s path is a profound gift, but at the same time in a world that might label the … Continue reading

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Ordained by God

In today’s blog I explore the question, “What does it mean to be “priest?”  Raised in an Institution that doesn’t honor women’s call to ordination/the priesthood, how does one authentically live out that call?   Blaming Jeff Ok, not really, … Continue reading

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Praying the Lord’s Prayer when we no longer believe in “the old man in the sky”

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the foundational prayers of the Christian tradition and a central part of most Christian worship.  How do we participate in this prayer when we no longer believe in God as only “the old man … Continue reading

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Wisdom from my Therapist about Resentment

A short blog on the virtues of resentment – as told to me by my therapist. Yes, I see a therapist…..and I am not ashamed to admit it!  One of the greatest bits of wisdom handed down to us Lumby … Continue reading

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