Growing up, we each had chores so that we might contribute toward the family's well-being and learn responsibility. One of mine, not my favorite, was to keep the fire going when my dad set up the grill for a cookout. After the charcoal was lit, it was my job to keep fanning the embers so they'd glow with heat until all the food was cooked.
NCR Today: A meditation and a gentle push during a retreat in high school set me on my path of discovery.
Young Voices: It is easy to justify the noise of our rage when we convince ourselves we are making it in defense of some righteous cause.
My Table Is Spread: Fr. Adrian Zemek is the sole Norbertine priest in residence and pastor of an 18th-century monastery church.
A few months ago, a section of the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday edition bannered the headline "Promise of a new Dawn." The article that followed described a new model Rolls Royce with a starting price of $340,000. It's already sold out through the 2017 model year.
NCR Today: I had the pleasure of interviewing Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan, a Hindu priest and monk who has become the first Hindu chaplain at Georgetown University.
Eco Catholic: The three-course program, which begins Wednesday, is the creation of Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, co-founders of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.
Soul Seeing: I am learning that using our intelligence is not anti-spiritual or anti-religious.
Reconciliation in Chicago: Not all barriers or walls are visible. Some barriers are buried deep within us.
This week, the Scriptures invite us to consider profit and loss and grace.