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Women: Instruments of a Franciscan World

More than once in Paul Vallely’s excellent book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, the writer quotes a former long-time aide who describes Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s irritation with the high-handed advice of Rome. He had no patience, we are told, for

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Posted in Environment, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women in the Church

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

Equality for LGBT Families: Lay Catholics Must Lead

In 1965 Thomas Merton, in an open letter to the US Bishops said:  The Christian is called . . . to obey the Gospel of love, for all men, and not simply to devote himself to the interests of a

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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