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Lenten Diary 1: Ash Wednesday Calumny

There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, the false witness

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Women's Rights

The Politics of Envy . . .and Silence

 Why are the Bishops silent? On the stump, politicians who would be President speak of the “politics of envy” and “class warfare.” Mormon Mitt and conspicuously Catholic Rick and Newt want the hurting poor to get over their “envy” of

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Devout Catholic Policians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

Deaf

What a sad, sad, parade of powerful men making the news. Their predatory behavior is damning enough. But the behavior of each one also speaks to a spiritual and emotional deafness to those in whose midst each man built his

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Posted in Business and Justice, Family and Friends, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Wisconsin: Dorothy Day vs the Son of a Preacher

Dorothy Day spoke of a desire to “change the world–make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

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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