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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

1Malaysia: BERSIH (clean) or KOTOR (dirty)?

 Happy those…whose hope is in the LORD, their God, The maker of heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them. Who keeps faith forever, secures justice for the oppressed,gives food to the hungry.The LORD sets prisoners free.

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Free and Fair Elections, Governing, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Vatican, Workers' Rights

Aloha. “Do not turn your back on your own.”

. . . Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn.    

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Posted in Aloha, Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Civic Square, Equality and Faith, Family and Friends, Governing, I BLOG, Justice, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Will the real believers in Advent please stand up?

It’s the season of Advent and once again his past Sunday we had both the searing prophetic vision of John the Baptist excoriating the “brood of vipers” and the gentler, hope and faith-filled vision of Isaiah looking towards the “miracle

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Posted in Governing, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

God and Good Government: Ignorance Breeds Ignobility

It suits politicians, even the ones who speak earnestly of the need for bi-partisanship, to sometimes exaggerate how different they are from The Other Party or The Other Person in order to distinguish themselves in the minds of voters with

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Posted in Governing, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion

Rediscovering the Middle

When there is no more middle, We begin to teeter On the edge.   When there is no more middle We shake and tremble as if We’re on a ledge.   When there is no more middle, And the panic

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Posted in Governing, I BLOG

Finding the Rhythm of Being

It’s been a season of sharp edges and blunt trauma to the body politic. The absurdities and shrill banalities of a Bachman, Palin, Angle or O’Donnell are annoying jabs that cause no more than surface wounds and bruising. They lack

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Posted in Governing, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

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