Do you Text?

Here's another one of Fr. Terry's blogs. In here he speaks to one of the growing problems in today's world--texting instead of talking. Text Talking Silence is counter cultural to technology. When you are alone with your computer, you are not silent, as in being open to an interior insight. Texting is talking to yourself about what you want type or send to someone else. You are editing the text in your mind, though you are not making any sounds. Silence is not the absence of sound. Silence is a quality of being with yourself that is the doorway to solitude. It is the way to an inner world, your inner world. But for many people this kind of silence would give a feeling of loneliness,

The First Catholic Action Hero

The Archivist’s Nook: The First Catholic Action Hero Posted on June 2, 2016 by William J. Shepherd June 6, 1875, is the birthday of the widely influential New York City born John Burke, a Catholic University of America (CUA) educated priest (.S.T.B. 1899; S.T.L., 1901) of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, a religious community known as the Paulists. Burke saw a convergence of both American and Catholic values that inspired his visions of a national church. He was editor of The Catholic World, 1904-1922, where he promoted social reform via articles by CUA professors William J. Kerby and John A. Ryan. Burke also supported national organizations, helping establish the Catholic


Here s another slice of Fr. Terry mind. This time he talks about his going to the monastery every summer': I came to the monastery again for my thirteenth summer in the Colorado high country. It seems that I have brought with me the theme of "surrender." Whatever plans I have to do this or that, I hope to not make my agenda the center of my summer. I have some likes and preferences, but I know from past monastery experience, that if my agenda becomes central, I will make no spiritual progress. Stuff will happen this summer, for which I did not plan. This stuff will be God at work to test my resolve to surrender to Spiritual Power, and not my need to control, manage fear, or be self-cen