“The Architect of God”

“Gaudí inspired his architecture on nature. He looked at the perfection of nature, which contained, order, harmony and symmetry, but which wasn’t quite perfect, but let room for creativity, as if it was a little off. This is what Gaudí sought to imitate in his architecture, the Creation of God.” This is is the gist […]

How to dialogue with secular culture

Vatican journalist Sandro Magister has an interesting post on Mateo Ricci, the great missionary to China, and his method of evangelizing culture. Most of this is contained in the section called “The Method of Accommodation” at the bottom. The connection here is with the Pope’s historic address to the British Parliament mentioned in another post […]

The Middle East, Fundamentalism and Climate Change

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_U_-ggZbdM&feature=player_embedded] In the Synod of Bishops of the Middle East, the Pope delivered an incredible reflection, without reading a text or prepared paper (see the video), that includes deep spiritual reflections, especially on Mary and ‘simple faith’, the dangerous ideologies of our times, such as the slavery of capital and fundamentalist terrorism that become gods, […]

CLM Medical Missions

Here is a video of the latest and very successful CLM medical missions to Ayaviri in Peru. The group was mostly from Colorado volunteers and doctors. Special thanks to Ken and Didi Chism for leading the trip. Good work! Here some of their own words: Through the grace of God and many, many hands, we […]

Crisis of faith

An interesting CNN article describes the crisis of faith in the youth of today. Though this describes Christians mostly, I think it applies in a large extent to many expressions of Catholicism  as well – just my opinion from anecdotal evidence. Perhaps those most experienced with youth ministry can say more. Things described in the […]

The Question of Salvation

Last week I had an interesting conversation with a person about religions, Catholicism and the question of salvation. She shared that she was brought up Catholic but converted to Judaism at age 14 after deciding that she did not want to be confirmed. Her Catholic formation was very mediocre and faith did not make sense […]

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