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Trayvon Martin and Timothy Dolan

“It is time for a new vision of a universal Church whose all-inclusive justice and unconditional love…can lead to a future that preserves the true right to life of all of God’s creatures.” Bert Thelen If Cardinal Tim Dolan was

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Posted in Cardinals, Child sex abuse, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, LGBT Catholics, Missal Changes, Obamacare, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women in the Church

How We Get To Heaven

God knows—and we know—that there are plenty of things that we should be worrying about if we really want to make this world a better place. Hunger. Ignorance and the denial of science. Corruption. Discrimination and oppression in all its

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Posted in Child sex abuse, Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Repeal Obamacare? What would Fr.Damien say?

“People are suffering. All over the place, people are suffering.”  Sr. Margaret Farley, professor emerita, Yale Divinity School. According to the National Catholic Reporter, a keen awareness of people’s suffering is what drives the Mercy sister and celebrated theologian to

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Defining “Marvelous”

They are buried in one line under “Vowed Religious” on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Even the deacons get a whole paragraph before the sisters. (Because they are men?) In these times, when nuns are

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Nuns on the Bus

The bishops say these feminists  Are “straying” far from the fold. “We’re for life. All of life,” Say the sisters, doing as Jesus told. Nuns on the Bus steer To life and love, not power. They have no fear. Just

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Pro-Life, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Solidarity Sunday in Honolulu

Last night in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu, a small group gathered to say to our LGBT brothers and sisters that we believe that Christ does not discriminate. There is apparently no room in any of Hawaii’s Catholic churches

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Posted in Aloha, Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Lay Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

The whispering of the Word

 . . . the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake– but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire– but the LORD was not in the fire. After

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Posted in Christians in Malaysia, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Malaysia, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Malaysia: From Tun Abdul Razak to Najib Razak

1967 In a speech celebrating Malaysia’s 10th year of Merdeka (Independence), then Deputy PM Tun Abdul Razak declared: “We have drawn from the richness of our multi-racial cultural heritage and have built a Malaysian culture with an identity of its

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Posted in Christians in Malaysia, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Malaysian Government, Politics and Religion, Pope Benedict, Readers of the Book, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized

Malaysia: Pope gets the View from the Pew

Several hundred Malaysian Catholics have endorsed a letter to the Pope about Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the Vatican on July 19. Following are extracts from the letter which provides background and a context for the visit that Catholics

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Posted in Catholic, Catholics and Culture, Christians in Malaysia, Free and Fair Elections, Freedom of Religion, Governing, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Malaysia, Malaysian Government, Pope Benedict, Uncategorized, Vatican

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