Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar, wisdom teacher and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His many bestselling books include The Universal Christ, Everything Belongs, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Dancing Standing Still.

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Once we were stardust, and what we will be is the good surprise

Soul Seeing for Lent: The mystery of resurrection is the constant and universal pattern, which is then made dramatic, daring and trustful in the personal body of Jesus. Science is now helping us to think this way.


Life is headed somewhere good this Advent

Soul Seeing: This is what it means to be awake, what it means to be in Advent — aware, alive, attentive, alert, anticipating. Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness.


It will be hard to go backward after Francis' papacy

Analysis: "The top person can never be wrong." In that case, Pope Francis is infallible in his recent statements.