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A Pope from Hawaii? Bring on the mischief.

South America, Argentina, Hispanics and a soccer team, have claimed him as their own. Maybe, one suggested, God is an Argentine? Perhaps we can make the case that Pope Francis is really from Hawaii. Wasn’t that the spirit of aloha

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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Ordination, St. Francis of Assisi, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Pope Francis: Reason to Hope

From beyond the boundaries of Rome, taking the name of that most beloved, most radical of saints, given to the grand signifying gesture, dedicated to simplicity and love for all of creation. Yes,  there’s reason to look to Cardinal Jorge

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Posted in I BLOG, Papal Conclave, Uncategorized, Vatican

Out of “Horrible Inconsistencies,” a New Pope?

“I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of the land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion

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Posted in I BLOG, Papal Conclave, Uncategorized, Vatican

Gongs and Cymbals

                         If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 1 Cor 13 Nothing in my own background or education equipped me to deal with this grave

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Posted in Child sex abuse, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Pedophilia, Pope Benedict, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

SISTERS, YOU ROCK!

Send a note of thanks to the sisters as they gather in St. Louis to discern the way forward. And tell a friend to do the same. Letters need to be postmarked by August 1 to St. Louis – A

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Posted in I BLOG, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Nuns — Still Inspiring 50 Years Later

This guest post by Dr. Pat Gozemba first appeared in Civil Beat July 25, 2012 Long before feminism made me believe I had a social and political mission focused on justice for all, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Vatican, Women's Rights

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

Gargoyles

Contemplating the gargoyles on the Cathedral of Lujan as they were being explained to her, five year old Sophie listened, then very politely said: “Please don’t talk. I’m thinking now.” Understanding why these sentinels were needed to terrorize people into

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Posted in I BLOG, Malaysia, Nuns, Rallies in Malaysia, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

“Essential Cerebral Clout”–Where did it go?

It’s missing, said Irish Dominican Sr. Margaret MacCurtain, referring to the absence of intellectual rigor in the Vatican’s outlook on the world. But in speaking of the lack of “essential cerebral clout” she was really describing a condition just as

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Sports and Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Vatican

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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