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  • Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'A'
  • Saint, sinner or both? All are welcome! If you went to Catholic school in the forties and fifties, fundraisers were part of the normal curriculum: magazine subscriptions in autumn, candy in the winter and seed sales for Victory Gardens in the spring. Being a horticulturist at heart but hating to go house to house or relative-to-relative selling seeds, I pressed my mom to purchase the whole batc [続きを読む]
  • Editorial Op-Ed 'Extra'
  • Website Editorial Note: God is neither Republican nor a Democrat. I remain a radical centrist. David Brooks is an intelligent, we
    ll-respected conservative who I suspect has Republican roots. I assume those roots remain firm as you may glean from the following
    article. Last week I posted an op-ed article entitled, ‘Health Reform, Both Real and Conservative’ by David Leonhard publishe
    d in the [続きを読む]
  • Editorial Op-Ed 'Extra'
  • Website Editorial Note: Richard Rohr has ‘appeared’ several times on this website because his wisdom is a healthy antidote to
    contemporary popular politics and increasingly fundamentalist movements within Christianity. BTW, many of his ’live’ presentat
    ions may be accessed through YouTube. Videos range from 30 minutes to one hour and twenty minutes. If you have an iPad and Apple
    TV, you can [続きを読む]
  • Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'A'
  • Nature has its measured pace and power There is a section of I-287 near Kinnelon not far from where I live that required during construction, a massive excavation on the side of the mountain. I recall quite clearly that portion of the interstate soon after it was open to traffic. The view of the bruised mountainside from the north bound lane was stark without hope of ever birthing vegetation to [続きを読む]
  • Editorial Op-Ed 'Extra'
  • Makes ‘cents’ to me Website Editorial Note: In the midst of the battle for a health reform bill that will work for everyone, e
    specially the most needy among the poor and middle class, the health-care package that has been effective in Rhode Island makes a
    lot of ‘cents’ to me. It is hard to believe that the most obvious need is being overlooked by both the House and Senate, i.e.
    , health c [続きを読む]
  • Book Review
  • &Website Editorial Note:* The place of women in society and in the church continues to be an issue that piques not only the atten
    tion and interest of women but also of an increasing number of men inside and outside the Church though for sure, there is still a
    ceiling in both the corporate, political and ecclesiastical ‘arenas.’ So far there has been no word from the Vatican on the r
    esults on [続きを読む]
  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'A'
  • Come to me all you who labor Last year I went to the World Trade Center for a second visit to the sight of the fallen towers and then to the museum beneath the memorial falls that have replaced the footprints of the two towers. On our arrival I was once again taken by the quiet dignity of the dark marble panels with the names of the victims of 9/11 engraved on the granite panels in order corres [続きを読む]
  • The Power of Silence and Contemplation
  • Website Editorial Note: I have ‘practiced’ centering prayer for several years. During the early years I was faithful to the d
    aily practice more in the breech than in practice. Centering prayer is the doorway to contemplative prayer. In fact some would say
    that it is a form of contemplative prayer. It is the prayer of silence. It doesn’t demand anything more than divesting oneself
    of every th [続きを読む]
  • Guest Editorials / Op Ed
  • The Editors: Trumpcare bill is closing the door to democracyPolitics and Society ? Editors ? OnlineJune 23, 2017 Sen. Orrin Ha
    tch, Republican of Utah, had a simple explanation for the lack of committee hearings in the Senate on the American Health Care Act
    , the text of which was finally revealed yesterday: “We have zero cooperation from the Democrats,” he said, according to the L
    os Angeles [続きを読む]
  • Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'A'
  • The risk of true discipleship The Gospel assigned for this weekend can make the faithful Catholic more than a little uncomfortable. The words that preceded today’s Gospel selection are even more shocking: “Do not think I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother; a daught [続きを読む]
  • Notes and Quotes... Let's talk about it...
  • Website Editorial Note: Once again, the issue of the cover-up of the sexual abuse of minors is on the front pages of major newspap
    ers. As a founding partner of Road to Recovery, Inc., a victims advocacy initiative and as a member of Catholic Whistleblowers, I
    am once again disheartened by broken promises and dead end paths to justice within the Catholic Church. Though I have nothing but
    praise f [続きを読む]
  • Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'A''
  • Not to worry! “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men [sic] of this age, especially those who are poor
    or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuin
    ely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.” [Preface to the Pastoral Constitution On the Church in the Modern World, n 1,
    Dec 7, 1 [続きを読む]
  • The Multifaceted Church... Let's talk about it...
  • Website Editor’s Note: With this posting I introduce to you Richard (Rich) Salamone, parishioner of St. Joseph in Mendham and l
    ong time friend. Rich is an intelligent well-read gentleman who “has not left his brain at the door of the church on entering.
    ” He has kept abreast of theological developments in the Church at large and in the local church community. Often triggered by on
    e of my webs [続きを読む]
  • The Multifaceted Church... Let's talk about it...
  • Website Editor’s Note: With this posting I introduce to you Richard (Rich) Salamone, parishioner of St. Joseph in Mendham and l
    ong time friend. Rich is an intelligent well-read gentleman who “has not left his brain at the door of the church on entering.
    ” He has kept abreast of theological developments in the Church at large and in the local church community. Often triggered by on
    e of my webs [続きを読む]
  • The Multifaceted Church... Let's talk about it...
  • Website Editor’s Note: With this posting I introduce to you Richard (Rich) Salamone, parishioner of St. Joseph in Mendham and l
    ong time friend. Rich is an intelligent well-read gentleman who “has not left his brain at the door of the church on entering.
    ” He has kept abreast of theological developments in the Church at large and in the local church community. Often triggered by on
    e of my webs [続きを読む]
  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Remember and do not forget! “Oh for the good old days!” to which my dad would respond quickly, “They were good because we survived them!” I think it’s fair to say the ‘good old days’ were a mix at best. There were good times and bad times; times that challenged our equilibrium if not our sanity and days when we felt on top of the clouds. But do you really want to go back or just capture [続きを読む]
  • Feast of the Holy Trinity 'A'
  • Where is God? God is everywhere! [Baltimore Catechism] Where is love?Does fall from skies above?Is it underneath the willow tree,That I’ve been dreaming of?Where is love?Whom I close my eyes to see?Will I ever hear the sweet hello,That’s only meant for me?Who can say where she may hide?Must I travel far and wide?Til I am beside the someone who I can mean something toWhere…? Where is love?[Li [続きを読む]
  • Alternative Orthodoxy
  • Website Editorial Comment: Subscribers to my website have noted several references to the writings of Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM who ha
    s been very influential on my theological thinking and on my spirituality. The reflections below are particularly meaningful. You
    too can subscribe to his daily reflections by accessing his website. Simply the link (Center for Action and Contemplation) on my h
    omepage. [続きを読む]
  • Feast of Pentecost
  • Worth Every Mile Planning a trip can be an interesting experience. Preparations demand attention to details but the imagination also plays a significant role. We need to ‘dream a bit about our destination in order to generate the energy required for packing and the enthusiasm necessary to make the journey joyful despite the inevitable inconveniences along the way. If you have ever vacatione [続きを読む]
  • We are all connected...
  • Website Editor’s Note: This article is tough going but well worth the tough going. You may need to read it twice but it is the
    basis for an understanding of our life with God as God is mirrored in all of creation and of course in us. All things are in relat
    ion one to another just as the Trinitarian life of God. In the words of Richard Rohr, we are part of the ‘divine dance’ that i
    s the Trini [続きを読む]
  • Memorial Day 2017
  • + Memorial Day Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord” and blessed are they who honor the memory of the dead. Readings: Tobit 1:3; 2:1-8 Psalm 27; Mark 12:1-12 And I wept. When the sun was down, I went and dug a grace and buried him. My neighbors laughed and said, “See! He is not afraid any more.” [Tobit 2:7-8] Last evening as I watched the Annual Memorial Day Tribute on PBS, my thought [続きを読む]
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter 'A'
  • Listen In the process of implementing liturgical modifications several years ago, I explained the rationale for the introduction o
    f intermittent but ‘significant pauses’ during Sunday worship. The pauses are subtle but essential reminders that we need to
    listen at liturgy not only with the ears of our head but also with the ears of our heart. As with the ‘rest’ in a musical mea
    sure, pause [続きを読む]
  • Still Relevant...
  • Why journalists need to resist the label of ‘the opposition’Eileen MarkeyAMERICA Magazine Online ? March 21, 2017 President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly denounced stories critical of his administration or its policies as “fake news.” His press secretary, Sean Spicer, barred some reporters considered unfriendly from a White House briefing on Feb. 24, and senior advisor Stephen Bannon labe [続きを読む]