This film by Morgan Atkinson is a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from Thomas Merton’s home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968, and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which he was called. This film celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death, and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today. Among those
interviewed are His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Richard Rohr, OFM; Kathleen Deignan, CND; and James Martin, SJ.
This is a book for anyone working in the public arena and for young people who might be considering to do so.
Is America a Christian Nation? According to author T. Carlos Anderson, the true religion of the land is the confluence of commerce, materialism, and consumerism. Anderson, defining religion as "ultimate concern," claims our true devotion is found in material pursuits. It's been a good religion; it has fed, clothed, sheltered, and employed millions of Americans. It can go too far, however. When these pursuits become excessive, the religion breaks bad and the common good suffers.
Ten real-life stories, written and edited by young adult Catholics, trying to discover how they are called to carry out their faith within their daily lives.
This is a book encouraging reflection about public life and ideals; the gap between the world "as it is" and "as it should be"; self-interest vs. self-sacrifice and other polarities; and how to create actions that not only receive momentary press attention but that are effective.
In this summary of the key elements from Gregory Pierce’s book The World As It Should Be: Living Authentically in the Here-and-Now Kingdom of God, readers are given an accessible and affordable introduction to creating the kingdom of God in the world as we experience it.
In this series of short reflections suitable for individual and group use, Jesuit author John Surette uses passages from the Scriptures to explore how humans are part of what he calls "The Divine Dynamic" of the Universe.
By looking at the 16 years of his life spent at Kalaupapa through the eyes of those who knew him best, this book focuses on Father Damien's relationship with the people of Kalaupapa and also discusses his legacy in the context of current discussions related to leprosy and human rights.
Heartfelt testimonies by members of the Archdiocese of Chicago about their own experiences with racial injustice.
Through 30 short essays in The World as It Should
Be, businessman, social-justice worker, and citizen
organizer Greg Pierce sets out to help people reimagine
the kingdom of God as Jesus originally intended.
A Planet of Grace pairs the meditative writing of Bernadette McCarver Snyder with beautiful photographs by James Stephen Behrens and reminds us to always revere our blessed Planet Earth.
James Stephen Behrens offers his own original photography and brief snippets of inspirational words to spark reflection and inner thought on the part of readers.