CrossCurrents is a weekly subscription service for parish websites by Bernard F. Swain, Ph.D.

A lifelong layperson, Bernie Swain has devoted more than 35 years to adult spiritual formation in dioceses in the US, Canada, and France. Since 1991 he has had a private practice as trainer, teacher, and consultant to leaders in parishes and other religious organizations. PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Swain’s opinions do not represent the views of this parish or any other official body.

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