Tag Archives: Roman Catholic Church

posticon The Breathtaking Web of Life

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Man does not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself….All things are bound together. All things connect ~ Chief Seattle, Suquamish Tribe

 

It can be easy to despair over the state of our planet today. It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about—politics, the environment, cruelty to all life forms, etc.

As an antidote to all that, one of my favorite personal practices is to simply regularly spend time in a natural setting.Read more

posticon What Is the One, True Religion?

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If you look through all the different cultures, right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity. ~ Jane Goodall

 

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Many Spiritual Traditions and Religions, One Purpose

As a Roman Catholic student long ago, I studied theology for eight years—that is, the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. We were never taught anything about other religions—or that they were as legitimate as the Roman Catholic Church.Read more

posticon You Are Good, You Are Powerful, Just As God Created You by John Cali and Spirit

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I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. ~ Georges Duhamel

The heart of GodThe Heart of God

This past year or so I’ve become a serious student of A Course in Miracles. It’s had a profoundly powerful, positive effect on my life and work.

As some of you know, I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, but drifted away from it as an adult. I wanted nothing more to do with traditional religion.Read more

posticon Finding Humor in the Roman Catholic Church by John Cali and Spirit

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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You’ve heard my spirit guides and me talking about the Roman Catholic Church many times in these posts. But today we would like to focus on the funny side of the church.

That’s right — even the Roman Catholic Church can be funny. Although you would have never known it when I was growing up in the church.

So just sit back, relax, and enjoy these three short, funny videos.Read more

posticon Salvation by John Cali and Spirit

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My salvation comes from me and only from me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Back in those days we were taught we could find salvation only through faithfully following Rome’s rigid rules and regulations. And if you screwed up (that is, “sinned”) your only hope of salvation was being forgiven by a priest in the confessional.

You were not worthy to approach God directly for forgiveness — or for anything else. There was a part of the Catholic Mass service, just before the communion, where we always said “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”

No wonder so many of us grew up with a lack of self-worth.Read more