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Cleansing and re-inventing the Catholic Church: Let the sisters lead

My Franciscan schooling in Malaysia is one of the building blocks of my Catholic faith that I most cherish, next to everything I learned from my mother’s example.  Both the Franciscan nuns, and my mother, had little time for blind

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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Uncategorized

CTA Calls on Catholics to Take Immediate Action for Immigrant Families

Call To Action, a Catholic organization committed to justice in our Church and world, is appalled by the forced separation of migrant families, as well as the practice of detaining children in Border Patrol facilities, tent camps and other horrific locations. This

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Child Abuse, Children, Human Rights, Immigration, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Call To Action Calls on Bishop Conley to Lift Blanket Excommunication of Nebraska CTA members

The following message was issued by Call to Action and is published here with their permission. The National Catholic Reporter recently published an article about Call To Action/Nebraska’s recent discussions with Bishop Conley regarding the 22-year blanket excommunication that was placed on

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Points of Light in 2018

This is the Christmas tree a dear friend of more than three decades, Teo Sia Cheng, made this year. I am not sure why Teo decided to make his own tree but I am glad he did.  It lights up

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Guest Post: Saying YES, just as Mary did.

Genesis 3:9-15, 20    Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12   Luke 1:26-38 A shoeshine boy was plying his trade outside Grand Central Station in New York City.  A silver medal danced at his neck as he slapped his shine cloth, again and again, across

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