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The Nuns Jumped Over the Wall

in memory of Fr. William Brennan, S.J. 1920- 2014. A prophet for social justice and equality, including women’s ordination. One of the most prized dishes in Chinese cuisine is called “The Monk Jumped Over the Wall.” It takes its name

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops, US Nuns

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

To evangelize, recognize

The Bishops are concerned about the need to step up the evangelizing. They wonder why Catholics appear to be falling away in greater numbers than ever from the institutional church. Maybe it’s a wardrobe issue? It’s hard to stand with

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, I BLOG, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

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

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

Nuns on the Bus

The bishops say these feminists  Are “straying” far from the fold. “We’re for life. All of life,” Say the sisters, doing as Jesus told. Nuns on the Bus steer To life and love, not power. They have no fear. Just

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Pro-Life, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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