US Catholic Faith in Real Life

"Don't miss the second half"

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As he's entered middle age, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, who has been riding the spirituality circuit for more than 30 years, has started to think about life in halves: the first dedicated to establishing boundaries and a sense of self in one's own group, the second to opening oneself to a more universal vision of the world.


I think we're alone now: How to keep your nest feathered when your children have flown the coop

By Virginia Curran Hoffman| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

There are many passages in the parent-child relationship: birth, weaning from the breast or bottle, preschool or kindergarten, high school, full-time work or college, the first serious relationship, the first apartment, college graduation, earning a wage and paying bills. Each has its own mixture of pride and fear, encouragement and nostalgia.

Assisted Living

By Kathy Saunders| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
The decline of a parent is not just a physical and financial challenge, it's a spiritual one as well.

Young at heart

By Patty Gayes| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Little kids and old folks find comfort in each other’s company at an intergenerational center.

At age 3, Annie was everyone’s darling, an outgoing little imp who amused the elderly clients at the fledgling day services facility with her songs, dances, and endless prattle. The daughter of a staff member there, she was short on inhibitions, known to hop up on the lap of the wheelchair-bound clients and ask for a ride around the room.