I worry that "checking out," while tempting, is not the answer when so much is at stake. Yet, action takes a toll, and some contemplative tips can come in handy.
NCR Today: USCCB meeting; Fr. Richard Rohr opens Call to Action; Transition to a Trump presidency; Crisis in an Indian Catholic church
Call to Action: Rohr is convinced that the "manifestation of our present evils" is a symptom of "our profound and painful sense of disconnection."
There are now 500 weekly Christian meditation groups in the U.S. and Canada. Recent developments in the U.S. include an introduction to meditation seminar for Google employees in California.
If you think somebody's famous because they've written scads of books on spirituality, traveled the world speaking about God's love, and have 150,000 people on a daily email list for meditations, then brace yourself for when that person sits down for a televised face-to-face interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The new Catholic translation of the popular Protestant Bible puts Scripture into context that anyone can understand.
NCR Today: Resources for peace in Gaza; Rick Santorum; immigration issues; fired bishop of Toowoomba, Australia, writes memoir; and much more.
Book review: In Eager to Love, Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr builds a bridge between the Christian mystical tradition and estranged seekers of every ilk.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: The 1980 draft inspired Mary Eoloff, 81, to join the effort for peace and nonviolence.