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Campaign to Raise Up Hawaii. Join us. Thurs Jan 10, 4.45p.m. Room 329, HI State Capitol

                    “Servants, laborers and workmen of different kinds, make up the far greater part of every great political society. But what improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconvenience to the whole. No society

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

CELEBRATE! Sr. Enda Ryan’s Platinum Jubilee, induction of lay Franciscan Associates

 “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.” Psalm 27:4 I am one lucky Assuntarian! We made a week-long visit

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Family and Friends, Franciscans, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ADVENT helps us realize we live in in-between times

Today is the first Sunday of the Advent Season. Hence the purple. Purple for the royalty of Christ. Purple for the wounds our Christ endures as he seeks to teach us what it is to be truly human, beings. And

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Remembering my mother, the political junkie

As I think of my beloved mother on the eve of her passing into eternal life, I revisit notes I shared with my children from my last visit with her: Here is my mother, the Magpie: I noticed her on

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“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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How rational –or sincere–are we about funding public education?

THIS MORNING on The Takeaway on National Public Radio: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/politics-protest-hitting-streets-trump-era Listen to a discussion of how teachers are making their voices heard across the nation and putting lawmakers on notice–or retiring them for failing to properly fund public education.  (starts

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Posted in I BLOG, Public Education, Teachers

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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