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Carl McColman Jan 28, 2016
As a blogger, I tend to avoid politics like it's radioactive. Not because I don't have political views (I do, and they're rather strong), but because of my conviction that contemplative prayer is for ...
Carl McColman Jan 22, 2016
Tibetan Buddhists have a series of spiritual exercises that are seen as foundational to their spiritual practice: a sort of "spiritual boot camp." They are called ngöndro or in English, "preliminary p...
Carl McColman Jan 12, 2016
One of the perks of being a Patheos blogger is the opportunity to review books for the Patheos Book Club. It's a good program: the publisher provides Patheos with a carton of books, which are then dis...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Jan 08, 2016
A reader of this blog named Chris writes:I have been studying the German medieval mystics and I am strangely drawn to them. My ancestry is strongly German and my historical spiritual roots are there. ...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Jan 01, 2016
A reader of my blog named Paul emailed me the following question:I realize this is a difficult question to answer because of its lack of specificity, however any thoughts would be greatly appreciated....
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Dec 27, 2015
Last week I wrote about the difference between how Catholics understand meditation and contemplation, based on material found in the Catholic Catechism. A reader left the following comment on that pos...
Carl McColman Dec 18, 2015
A reader of my blog wrote to me and asked this question:What do you see is the difference between Catholic meditation and contemplative prayer? It's a great question, made complicated by the fact that...
Carl McColman Dec 16, 2015
In today's Mass readings we find this fascinating passage from Isaiah:I am the LORD, there is no other;I form the light, and create the darkness,I make well-being and create woe;I, the LORD, do all th...
Carl McColman Dec 11, 2015
The Mass readings for Friday of the second week of Advent include Psalm 1. A fairly short Psalm, it lauds the person who "delights in the law of the Lord," who meditates on that law "day and night."Th...
Carl McColman Dec 08, 2015
So today is the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council.It's also the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis. Which is a wonderful way to honor Va...
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