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According to the Associated Press, the Vatican recently issued "Ten Commandments" for drivers, addressing the pastoral needs of motorists.

It warned about the effects of road rage, saying driving can bring out "primitive" behavior in motorists, including "impoliteness, rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy, loss of sense of responsibility or deliberate infringement of the highway code." It urged motorists to obey traffic regulations, drive with a moral sense, and to pray when behind the wheel.

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Blogger and writer Maggie Ross makes a case for not using the terms "spiritual director" and "spiritual direction."

But there are even deeper reasons for us to be conscious of spatial and linear thinking. These two kinds of thinking represent two models of power, and each of these models of power leads to maturity or immaturity, salvation or a dead end, love or fear, and to each are tied attitudes that link death and power. For this reason alone—and there are many others—we need to get rid of the terms "spiritual director" and "spiritual direction" once and for all. The nuances of these terms immediately set up a hierarchical model in the unconscious that predisposes the relationship to dominance, co-dependence, and immaturity.

What do you think? Agree or disagree? Comment here.

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"Charles Taylor, a Canadian philosopher who says the world's problems can only be solved by considering both their secular and spiritual roots, was named recently as the recipient of a religion award billed as the world's richest annual prize."

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Please take a moment to evaluate the June 2007 issue of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. To participate in the current evaluation, click here and follow the online instructions.

 

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A wiki is a wonderful Web-based tool that can help you collaborate and plan with a group. However, it you have never used one, it is difficult to explain the concept. This brief video does a pretty good job of covering the basics. Click here to view it.

 

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We arrange our homes to reflect our personalities and interests. Literature lovers fill their rooms with books and comfy reading chairs. An enthusiastic cook may spend thousands turning a dull kitchen into a glittering showpiece. Yet aside from occasional holiday decorations, the spiritual side of life rarely plays a starring role in the home.

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Across the country, on secular campuses as varied as Colgate University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, chaplains, professors and administrators say students are drawn to religion and spirituality with more fervor than at any time they can remember.

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Even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-Matic knows. Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic™ will tell you what religion (if any) you practice...or ought to consider practicing. 

According to the test, I am 100 percent in agreement with liberal Protestant Christians and only 64 percent aligned with Roman Catholics (my tradition since birth). And 28 percent of my beliefs would also be held by athiests.

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