Soul Seeing: I was a tourist in India in 2006, brought by accident to an orphanage run by Salesian sisters. What I saw changed my life.
Soul Seeing: Not crazy about the films up for Oscars this year? Then try some of these entertaining and soulful movies.
Soul Seeing: If you look around my office prayer space or on my bedroom dresser, you'll notice one constant: broken conch and whelk shells everywhere.
Soul Seeing: River House, an adult day care center, teaches me what the TV prophets and pundits don't know.
Soul Seeing: I do not know how sins can be forgiven. I grasp the concept, but I do not understand how foul can be made fair.
Bill Maher, the comedian and atheist, taped an interview with my classmate Morrie, the bishop of Paris, Kan., for airing on his HBO show over the holidays. It was pulled. Fortunately, I have a transcript. Here are the highlights, minus the laughs, oohs and ahhs.
Maher welcomes Morrie, who comes out dressed in a smile, a burgundy cashmere sweater, and non-iron khakis from Banana Republic. They sit.
Maher: Well, I must say I didn't expect a bishop to look so dapper. Did you lose your pointy hat on the way here?
Christmas Soul Seeing: Instead of baking Christmas cookies and running last-minute errands, I had been thrust into an incarnate experience of powerless nativity that transcended a calendar date.
Soul Seeing: The last thing on earth I anticipated as a vocation was writing with addicted, mentally ill inmates inside a prison facility.
Soul Seeing: Come Thanksgiving, I will mark 10 years of learning, over and over again, that my heart has more room for gratitude than I ever knew.
Soul Seeing: Two years ago, Soul Seeing first appeared in NCR. The column isn't about changing the world, but changing the way we see the world.