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Good Friday Reflections on Mother Teresa, Suffering, Blood Sacrifice and Kenosis

As we continue the reflection and celebration on the Easter Triduum, I would like to include several reflections from my favorite resources. First, is from David Backes, Professor, Deacon, author and owner of the outstanding blog New Wood.  Set forth … Continue reading

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Everyday Mysticism: New Wood Blog

One of the “virtual” mentors on my spiritual journey has been David Backes who runs the outstanding blog New Wood.  Dr. Backes is a university professor and Roman Catholic deacon.  New Wood is a blog that focuses on everyday spirituality, … Continue reading

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Empty Your Cup, and Become What You Receive

I will post the regular Sunday reflection tomorrow afternoon but one of my favorite Deacons, David Backes, is preaching this weekend and he was kind enough to share his homily online.  His homily is a wonderful story of how a … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part IV): A God Who Lets Us Wander

This is Part IV of the relationship between faith and doubt (primarily in a Christian context but the same principles apply for other religious traditions).  In Part I, I described some of my own faith journey and the excerpt from Fr. … Continue reading

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