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A Resurrected Vision For Our Suffering Sick World

Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry painfully heavy crosses – crosses overwhelming due to man’s inhumanity to man. Sin, which starts in each individual human heart, if not repented of,...

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Pope Paul’s Encyclical, King’s Speech, More Relevant Than Ever

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI gave to the world a truly prophetic encyclical letter Populorum Progressio (“The Development of Peoples), and just days later Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his powerful speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” As kindred spirits in...

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Walking In The Footsteps Of Migrants

Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and economic injustice south of the U.S. border. The day after a talk I gave at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish in Tucson, Arizona,...

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Suffering South Sudan

People are beginning to starve to death in South Sudan. The United Nations has formally declared that a state of famine exists in this east African nation, with 100,000 people immediately facing starvation, and 1 million additional South Sudanese teetering on the brink of famine. “Many...

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Pope Francis’ Call To Action!

You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal – big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The big deal was the under-reported U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM) that recently gathered (Feb. 16-19) in Modesto, Calif.   Drawing together hundreds of...

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A War Of The Powerful Against The Weak

In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political parties, religions and nations. And these divides often pit the powerful against the vulnerable. The desire, and even addiction, of so many of the...


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A Civilized Nation Does Not Kill Babies

What a sight!           Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. I have seen a sea of people marching to proclaim the dignity of unborn human life, and how death-dealing abortion sends the unholy message that some human beings are disposable. As I write, I am a just...

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A King’s Advice To The President

I believe it is no mere coincidence that the U.S. national holiday celebrating the inspiring life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 16) is positioned within the same week as the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump.        I believe a king has wise and holy advice for the...

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Reflecting On Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day Of Peace Message

“May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life.” This statement written by Pope Francis in his Jan. 1 World Day of Peace message – the 50th annual papal peace message to the world – extols nonviolence as an essential and...

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Longing For Christmas Peace In The Holy Land

During this wonderful time of the year, when Christians throughout the world focus minds and hearts on the coming of God himself upon the earth as one of us, our attention naturally turns to the place where the incarnation occurred. While all the earth is a holy creation of the Almighty,...

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Seven Bishops, One Abbot, And A Psychiatrist Dialogue With Peace Activists

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists – myself included – to share a simple meal and consider the horrible emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds suffered by combatants of war. In the...

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Now The Hard Work Begins!

For those of us using the Gospel and Catholic social teaching as our voting guide, choosing between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates was an absolute dilemma.       Hillary Clinton’s hawkish military attitude, like her vote to authorize former President George W. Bush to...

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The World Needs Saints

Most likely you are reading this shortly before, or shortly after the U.S. presidential election. America’s next leader will have the means at hand to do tremendous good or tremendous harm. The new president-elect of the United States will have many opportunities to purposefully move...

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Long-Suffering, Hurricane Ravaged Haiti

The geographical distance between the richest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest is only about 700 miles. But the economic distance between the United States and Haiti is astronomical. Poverty certainly exists in the U.S., but the percentage and severity of poverty in Haiti is...

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The Crucial Importance Of Voting With A Christian Conscience

Throw your political affiliation out the window! But you’re a loyal Democrat. Or perhaps instead, you’re a loyal Republican. Never mind that. Your political affiliation is not that important. What’s crucially important is your affiliation with Jesus, and your commitment to his campaign – to...