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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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Stop Church Teachings that Kill, Says Sr. Margaret Farley

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley, the theological ethicist who wrote Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, said the church has “not gone far enough” on gender equality because “we still hear the cries of women, through…

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A Mother’s Gifts

Parvati is a gentle mother goddess. But as Kali, she also wields enormous power. The daughter of Himavan, the king of the Himalayas, consort of Lord Shiva, and mother of Ganesha, the Elephant-Headed Lord, Parvati is the embodiment of all

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Posted in I BLOG, Mothers, Uncategorized

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

“…an uncountable number of poor people will die because of the greed of the rich.” Keith Olbermann

There may be a lot of outrage and disbelief in the air at what the House of Representatives just did to make healthcare less accessible and affordable to those who need it most. But that outrage isn’t coming from the

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Christian Politicians, Healthcare Reform, I BLOG, Republicans and healthcare, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Coretta Scott King on Jeff Sessions: Not fit then to be a federal judge, but fit now to be Attorney General

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Guest Post: The Beatitudes in the Public Square

When Solomon becomes the new king of Israel, one of his jobs is to settle disputes. You know the most famous one he settles. Two women show up, both claiming to be the mother of one infant. Solomon’s solution is

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion

I believe in grace.

On this difficult day, I found myself recalling the words of the late David Cohen as he spoke in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University in 2014. Friend and mentor to many in the United States and around the

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

A Prayer at New Year’s

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
May God make your year a happy one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; Not by making your path easy, But my making…

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