Category Archives: Church

Good-bye to the ghettos

This is the last in a series of four reflections inspired by the question: How can a parent best hand on the Catholic Christian faith tradition to her/his children? Having reflecting upon the nature of the religious and secular ghettos, … Continue reading

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The Secular ghetto

Part 2 of a 3 part series. (See part 1, entitled “Avoiding the ghetto”) In The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, author Milan Kundera speaks about the two chasms that line either side of the road of life.  One he … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Ghettos

Long before I wrote a piece for the Catholic Digest last June (“Keeping my kids Catholic”) I’ve thought a lot about the question of how I as a parent can provide my children with an authentic experience of the Catholic Christian … Continue reading

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Atomic Tangerine

I was making an Advent wreath for my classroom this morning out of paper, cardboard and some green tissue paper that I found in a storage box.  As I searched for an orange crayon to color in the flames of my … Continue reading

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Catholic Social Justice

I read an open letter to the American bishops by Vincent Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton, that  is so timely and important I’ve included excerpts from it in this blog entry.  For … Continue reading

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Mature religious belief

“Religion in a mature second half of life is not a moral matter or a superiority contest.  It is a mystical matter where all questions of specialness have been answered at the deepest and most radical level—by God.  So it … Continue reading

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The Park – part four

In this final installment, the Woman shows the overseers a better way… “The room fell silent for a few moments.  After the overseers had some time to reflect, one young man, clearly saddened by the turn of events, stood up … Continue reading

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