Reading just may haunt us.

I am what many call an “active retiree‘. I retired from a career job but not from being active in the world and helping it become better. I do virtual book clubs  along with public speaking, and the book clubs are more like discussion groups virtually via “Zoom”—all as a labor of love to encourage […]

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GREEN JUNCTION: The earth’s natural balances have been disrupted BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

The severe, unprecedented weather associated with increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is more concerning every passing year. The recent record heat in the US Northwest made headline news for several days. Temperatures in Portland, Oregon, reached 116oF, higher than other cities in the US have ever reached, except Phoenix and Las Vegas. […]

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What If Merton was Alive Today?

When we think about Why Thomas Merton is relevant today? Sometimes think about what Merton would be doing today? For instance, say Merton was fifty years old, and the year is 2021. Think technology. Merton was a whiz on the typewriter, the modern device of his time, mailed many letters (USPS), and was an avid […]

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Catholic Social Teaching and Mask Mandates — Millennial

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Millennial writer Dan DiLeo writes: Catholicism teaches each person possesses rights — claims on goods necessary to protect dignity. As Saint John XXIII outlined, these include goods like life, food, shelter, health and social services. Catholicism also distinguishes between positive and negative rights. Positive rights are entitlements to realize […] […]

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“You Are Church”

“It is difficult to love God with one’s whole soul, heart, mind, and strength and not do it in the state of life and environment where God has placed us.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC Putz was famous for saying “You Are Church!” his drive to have all members understand we are equal and we […]

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Hey Mystics, Wake Up

Throughout civilizations, in all cultures and all periods we see, they often experience mystics in their writings and speaking/preaching. We seem to notice them most when a society is experiencing angst, suffering, and domination by others in their community. We hear their voices and their cries helping us to understand Mystics have traditionally and, for […]

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