Daily Archives: 11 December 2015

At Bethlehem Gate

I was listening to an NPR piece about that new musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, and as the discussion about a few specifics unfolded, it called to mind that fun opening piece from The Music Man. You … Continue reading

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Mercy In Ministry

At PrayTell, John Swencki asked about a Jubilee of Mercy connection on the church labor front: I would be interested in knowing what parish staffs and diocesan/chancery staffs are doing amongst each other to model mercy and compassion: are parish … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 181: The Clash of Short-Term Interests and the Common Good

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. A cynical, but realistic assessment of First World politics: 181. Here, continuity is essential, because policies related to climate change and environmental protection cannot be altered with every … Continue reading

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