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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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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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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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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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

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