Undertaking the task of explaining how “Dominican Life is Contemplative” has been a real challenge (just ask Mark who has read a variety of drafts).
We realized that while there are a lot of resources covering this topic, they are almost exclusively written by and for Dominicans living in community, i.e., not necessarily aimed at the Lay Dominican.
I was sitting in mass not too long ago, and someone offered up a prayer for the religious. It hit me for the first time - I am a religious, and that prayer was for me.
Catholic Social Teaching, or Catholic social justice doctrine, has been called our Church’s “best kept secret.”
The difference between introspection or self-absorption and the examination of conscience makes all the difference.
Data is data, not knowledge. If you just give someone the answers, you specifically teach them not to think. But we have rational souls, and the best teachers teach you to think. And why should we think? To know truth.