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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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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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Guest Post: The Mystery that we call God

House cleaning here at the church is something we do on a regular basis. Whether its our daily group of First to Work folks with buckets and mops or Charlie Steffey with his power washer or Mosese Langi with his

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Guest Post: A prayer for December 19

A Call for Divine Intervention in the Appointment of the Next US President Jen Buday Hungary We are calling on all citizens of the planet to pray for divine intervention in the United States’ appointment of its next president. Specifically we

Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

A word to friends and relatives who voted for Trump

I have been struggling with what to say to those I care about who voted for Trump.  I am a woman of color whose two brown adult children now live in an America that is more threatening to their safety

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New Ways Ministry Responds to Pope Francis’ Ban on Gay Men from the Priesthood

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry, in response to the news that Pope Francis has approved a document entitled “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation” from the Vatican’s Congregation…

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An Open Letter to President Obama about the Dakota Access Pipeline by Elizabeth Cunningham

I wrote this letter to President Obama on November 18, the morning after I returned from a few days at Standing Rock. I am not an activist by temperament. I went to Standing Rock to support a friend who felt…

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Guest Post: U.S. Bishops Were Virtually Silent on Trump

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
In a scathing essay which excoriates Catholics who supported Donald Trump for U.S. President, Boston College theologian Stephen Pope also took to task U.S. bishops who were mum about so many of Candidate Trump’s statements which…

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San Francisco Responds to the Election of Donald Trump. Will others follow suit?

With thanks to Eve Blossom for posting this on Facebook. May other cities and faith organizations say as much. SAN FRANCISCO Passed unanimously, here is the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Response to the Election of Donald Trump: WHEREAS, On

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