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Guest Post: The Beatitudes, weed killers, opioids, and nuclear brinkmanship.

If you ask my kids what does dad read, you’re guaranteed to get a big eye roll and a groan as they heave out that “Dad only reads stuff about God, and oh yeah, Jeeesus!” But truth be told I

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Dr. Parker: The Christian Case for Reproductive Justice

Against the surreal backdrop of elected officials trying to take healthcare away from those who need it the most, Honolulu residents who attended a recent talk and book-signing hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii were glad to hear

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San Jose Bishop Counters Paprocki’s Decree Against Married Lesbian/Gay Couples

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
A California bishop has written a letter instructing clergy and religious in the diocese to be compassionate and inclusive when it comes to pastoral care. a direct repudiation of last month’s alienating directives from an Illinois…

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Guest Post: “Connections”

There’s a new show on Netflix that’s catching a lot of attention. It’s a true story about a guy falsely accused of murder, who, two months after his release from prison, is arrested again, because a woman is found dead

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I believe in grace.

On this difficult day, I found myself recalling the words of the late David Cohen as he spoke in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University in 2014. Friend and mentor to many in the United States and around the

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St. Elizabeth’s Affirms Sacred Values on the Eve of the Presidential Election.

“To hear some people tell it, the whole sum and substance of Christianity is to oppose gay marriage and abortion, a terrible and misguided shrinking of our faith, and yet that seems to be the dominant message today.  .   . 

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Catholics: Please Do Not Cite Dorothy Day As A Reason Not To Vote

Hawaii Catholic Herald’s Oct 21, 2016 issue A recent survey jointly conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service reveals that Catholics, more than any other religious group, have suffered the largest exodus from the church. While

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The pindrop silence from church leaders is deafening

When marriage equality was still just an idea looming on the horizon, it drove some church leaders to accept strange bedfellows. Coalitions were formed. Rallies were held. Legislators were lobbied. Pastors wrote open letters to their congregations warning of dire

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