Monthly Archives: May 2006

Kick the oil habit

There is a lot of talk today in some circles of kicking the oil habit. For politicians it is largely lip service but for folks in the grassroots there is a growing activism among people who long for alternative ways … Continue reading

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Preaching Cardinals

This year was our first as empty nesters. We had two children in college. Now, we have a recent college graduate working away from home and trying to get established in a new career. Into this vacuum comes a cardinal … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the way of nonviolence

Sometimes topics and ideas seem to come in waves. Tonight while reading on the internet I came to Fr. John Dear’s website and came across a great article written about St. Francis and a topic I wrote about just last … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

In the United States we celebrate Memorial Day everyday on the last Monday of May. This is a United States only holiday and its principle aim seems to be honoring and glorifing war dead. I just heard President Bush use … Continue reading

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Increasing the minimum wage

There is a well written piece by Steve Bogner expressing his thoughts on the minimum wage and it’s relationship to Catholic social teaching. It’s worth your time to check it out. Peace. Technorati Tags:minimum wage, catholic teaching

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Is a war ever just?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ “But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on (your) right cheek, turn … Continue reading

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Ordinary people

Are we witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus? Do our lives reflect that truth? Those were a couple of questions Fr. Bob asked us to reflect on this morning at Mass. What in our lives invites us to resurrection? When … Continue reading

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