Suffering is not the whole Story…

Today we watch as members of our global community reel from a horrendous attack in Brussels.  As we listen or watch the news, we ask ourselves "why?" or "to what end?" or "when will this ever stop?" We each have the power to respond with compassion and to lift our hearts up in prayer for all members of our earthly family who are in need of our kindness, [...]

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Catholic Social Teaching

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable:Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring.  In a society marred by deepening [...]

Catholic Social Teaching

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable:Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring.  In a society marred by deepening [...]

Catholic Social Teaching

Wow! It was great to read all the responses to our first blog on the social teachings of the Catholic tradition… I look forward to more fruitful sharing on these [...]

Catholic Social Teaching: Did you know that there are clear ethical teachings on justice? The main teachings concern— Human Dignity; Community and the Common Good; [...]

Easter Greetings

Those of us who are Christian have two major feasts which we celebrate each year, the incarnation (Christmas) and the resurrection (Easter). I am reminded this year, with all [...]

Passover and Holy Week

This coming week is a sacred week for Jews and Christians as we celebrate the feasts of Passover and the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. These celebrations, on the [...]

Spring Quarter

Ah, the beginning of a new term. We are all filled with the hope and anticipation of what challenges and opportunities will arrive during the coming weeks. How much of what [...]

Sabbath Time Anyone?

It doesn't matter what our faith tradition might be, or even if we have a faith tradition, it is imperative for all of creation to take time for Sabbath rest. Sabbath doesn't [...]

March 7, 2011

End of Quarter Pause?As the final days of winter quarter fly past us it is easy to get caught up in the need to finish, rather than to savor the learning. How can we refocus [...]

February 28th

Happy New Year,For centuries the new year began on March 1st. I find this comforting as I have yet to accomplish, or should I say attend to, any of my resolutions from [...]