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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

Save the Children

Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son, Isaac, by God is a story that has always made me very uneasy. What’s with this sophomoric “test???” But that was one of the readings this Sunday and it led inevitably to thinking

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Children, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, War

Love’s Ways to Grace

Love as joy can keep us living fully, right up to our fingertips, till the end of our days.  Or, perversely, love, clouded by fear of loss, can make us shut down our capacity for life too soon as we

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Posted in Faith, Family and Friends, Grace, I BLOG, Merton, Uncategorized

New People, New Poets, A New Vision of the Future

People often ask me about my fixation with poetry the same way they ask why I remain Catholic. Even as they shrink from both, there is an appreciation of the mysteries and the challenge both represent.  Not my cup of

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Posted in Civil Unions Hawaii, Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Merton, Poetry, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

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