US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Four routes to the ultimate destination

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If you're seeking to add a new dimension to your spiritual life, here's a quick introduction to some of the most time-honored rich spiritual traditions around.

Basic focus: "Finding God in all things." Ongoing discernment that calls its followers to recognize good and choose it over evil, and to experience the presence of God in all creation. All that we do should focus on seeking and serving the greater glory of God.
Spiritual practices: Spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, examen of consciousness.

Time crunched: How busy schedules are sapping our spirit

By Thomas J. Billitteri | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
How busy schedules are sapping our spirit.

After 15 years in the feverish world of corporate technology sales, Lu Ann Polejewski, mother of two, decided to make a change-or, as she says, to "re-engineer" her career. She now works from her suburban Minneapolis home as a business consultant, earning less money than she did during her sales career but spending more time with her family.

Inconceivable: The spiritual test of infertility

By Heidi Schlumpf | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
God said, "Be fruitful and multiply." But millions of couples can't do that on their own, and the spiritual struggles are often as daunting as the physical and emotional ones.


New parents often describe childbirth and their part in procreation in religious, almost mystical, terms. It's a "miracle," "awesome," "glorious." Giving birth to their children is why God put them on this earth, a vocation, more important than anything else they will ever do. Some even see it as sharing in God's creative power.

So what if you were told you could never have that?

Asking for direction ... finally

By Peter Feureherd | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Sometimes the best place to talk to Catholic baby boomer men about spirituality is far removed from the quiet of a church sanctuary.