Reconstructing Wholeness

Reconstructing Wholeness

Transgender experiences are teaching us a great deal when we have learning hearts. I deeply appreciate the reality that our transgender siblings in the human family share about being “assigned” one binary identity that doesn’t match one’s inner reality. That one...
Teilhard de chardin and the three faces of god

Teilhard de chardin and the three faces of god

I have been invited to reflect here on my experience at Ilia Delio’s Omega Center Conference in Kansas City in July of 2018. I arrived there eager to thank Ilia again for her endorsement of my most recent book. When I saw her I also thanked her for her brand-new,...
Omega Conference: Towards a planetary faith

Omega Conference: Towards a planetary faith

I just returned from a wonderful five-day retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch New Jersey. It is always a special time of the year because it is a “Sisters Retreat,” that is, a retreat especially designed for religious women, replete with adoration,...
Towards a renewal of the whole

Towards a renewal of the whole

We are living on a fragile planet right now. The forces of resistance are felt all around us as we seek to hold on to our personal wealth, privileged security, political freedom and religious beliefs.  But the structures that gave rise to these systems are giving way...
Teilhard de chardin: a big thinker for a big universe

Teilhard de chardin: a big thinker for a big universe

The great medievalist scholar Etienne Gilson once wrote of Bonaventure: “You can either see the general economy of his doctrine in its totality, or see none of it, nor would a historian be led by the understanding of one of the fragments to desire to understand the...

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