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Listings HEADING: Peace and Justice Institute PLACE: Rivier College Nashua, NH TIME: July 5-9, 2004 DESCRIPTION: Ninth Annual Peace and Social Justice Institute “Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in a time of Endless War,” will address the challenge of working toward world peace in a time of global conflict. Featured presenters are peace activist Elizabeth McAlister; Tom […]

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A sane sex view

A sane sex view John Kennedy Contemporary Catholic Sexuality, What is Taught and What is Practiced, by John E. Perito, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, 2003, 190pp. This very interesting book by a practising Catholic psychiatrist treats a central concern of contemporary Catholics. Over the past decade, the Church in North America has been […]

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print the T-shirts! Consider how last four decades have shaped a generation

Generation-V2: print the T-shirts! Consider how last four decades have shaped a generation Renee Bondy Formative events influlence search for spiritual home I am 39-years-old. Lately, it seems, no one believes me when I tell them my age. Some say I look too young to be 39–bless their hearts! Others figure I must be lying, […]

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Unnatural symbols lack power

Unnatural symbols lack power James Roberts I have written that imagination and metaphor play an essential role in religious language. I now turn to symbols, the building blocks of metaphor that link the well-known to the less well-known. The Greek origin of the word “symbol” is delightful: two words meaning throwing things together, an exercise […]

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A gentle prophet in our midst

A gentle prophet in our midst Raphael Martin Travelling Light: the Way and Life of Tony Walsh by John Buell, Toronto, Novalis 2003, 99 pp. This succinct recounting of the life of Tony Walsh is a gem. On the surface, it is a keen distillation of the major events and personages that shaped and influenced […]

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Racist S.A. killer sentenced for life – World – Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger

Racist S.A. killer sentenced for life – World – Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger – Brief Article PRETORIA, South Africa — BBC news announced that a white South African man received three life sentences for the murder of three black commuters on a city bus after a judge rejected his argument that black people did […]

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Vatican document from 1962 surfaces – Church Notes

Vatican document from 1962 surfaces – Church Notes – Brief Article A Vatican document signed by Pope John XXIII enjoining the bishops of the world to follow strictest secrecy in cases of sexual abuse allegations has surfaced. The 69-page paper entitled “Crimine Solicitationes” was sent to the bishops in 1962. In it, bishops who speak […]

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God is a trucker

God is a trucker Charlie Angus The closing of St. Alphonsus Parish was announced during the regular Saturday night Mass. The church was packed. A healthy mixture of teenagers, young working families, immigrants and the elderly sat in the pews shaking their heads while a member of the parish council read out the news. Even […]

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You are either for or against Star Wars

You are either for or against Star Wars Din Yalonen The last Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith, transports a galaxy far, far way from its Old Testament underpinnings to a New Testament understanding, in one elegantly masterful stroke. The computer-generated imaging (CGI) in the film is spectacular. For anyone who criticized Episode I […]

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Many signs of hope

Many signs of hope Larry Carney The “Signs of Hope” editorial I read today (CNT, Nov. 30, 2003) echoed thoughts I had this morning while reading today’s Scriptures and praying. I had a sense that the Kingdom of God is being born in the world today, even if the process does seem to move slowly, […]