Songs and smells are two of the most powerful recallers of memories. Praying with them lets God into the intimate details of your life. Perhaps those magic “sensual” moments are a way of God revealing something special to you.
We have a tendency to say thank you because it’s expected or it’s a social norm. But Ignatius encourages us to be more intentional about gratitude.
Two of Disney’s cornerstones are dreams and imagination. What do they have to do with the spiritual life?
The other weekend I was in New York sitting in Bryant Park on a beautiful spring day. Before I knew it I was seeing God everywhere! So I pulled out my camera to record it. In people on their lunch breaks reading a book, in the innocence children with their […]
It had been a while since I had seen The Sound of Music so I was lucky when I got to see a bit of it the other day. It wasn’t long before I saw how much Ignatian spirituality could be found in it.
A year ago I was working as a chaplain at Georgetown University Hospital. It forced me to grapple with hard questions around suffering and the mystery of life. I recently […]
Why is it that we can be so Puritanical about sex and our bodies? This can be a big problem where taboos and repression have a counter-effect that causes promiscuity, addiction, eating disorders, and the de-sanctifying of our bodies. The Bad Catholic blog examined the tensions between Puritanical sexual repression and the […]