Monthly Archives: January 2007

Franciscan Blessing

“May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may … Continue reading

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Friday thoughts

Much of what I wrote yesterday has been in my heart for many days and months. It’s very sickening that our wonderful country is being sold down the river by some very sick individuals who have sold out our values … Continue reading

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Support the troops…bring them home now

I got an email from Veterans for Peace today. I’m still on their mailing list, but I haven’t paid my dues. I think that they are a good outfit. All of the members are United States Military veterans who spend … Continue reading

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The Greatest Indignity of All

I’ve been reading Jim Wallis’ blog lately at Beliefnet and I’ve been enjoying what is there. Today he has a post about Sr. Helen Prejean’s reaction to the hanging of Saddam Hussein and last week’s executions. It’s worth your time … Continue reading

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Is there any relief in sight?

Tonight I’ve listened to all the pundits spin the Republican and White House talking points that tell us why we’ve got to stay the course in Iraq. I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to write and so I put … Continue reading

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Pathways to Peace

This is a beautiful presentation and I hope you take a moment to watch this Pathways to Peace . This presentation of stunning photography and quotes by peacemakers encourages us to cultivate patience, charity, determination, gratitude, hope, and other qualities … Continue reading

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Peace Begins

In the midst of a frightening world take a few minutes to enjoy this meditation.Click here. Technorati Tags:peace, meditation

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Moral fantasy

Hence it becomes more and more difficult to estimate the morality of an act leading to war because it is more and more difficult to know precisely what is going on. Not only is war increasingly a matter for pure … Continue reading

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Beside still waters

As I drove down the road from the Franciscan Mountain Retreat this morning I stopped at the intersection of Roberts and Weatherby roads to look at a little mountain stream that frequently catches my eye. Today its beauty was enhanced … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…

The readings were rich today at Mass. Luke’s Gospel proclaims Jesus returning to Nazareth and standing up reading from Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed meto bring glad tidings to the poor. He … Continue reading

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