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Cardinal urges global youth to act on climate crisis

Editor’s Note: The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development described youth climate activism as a sign of hope for the planet.

Cardinal Turkson should urge bishops to show up in full regalia and be with the young people in their dioceses!  LET’S SEE some ACTION beyond statements!

Climate AND Refugee Crises:

The Gospel of American Jesus | Mark Van Steenwyk

via The Gospel of American Jesus | Mark Van Steenwyk

The HOLY THURSDAY REVOLUTION – View short slide show.


BISHOPS, You Belong at the Border! – Rite Beyond Rome

The border is a great place to witness opposition to the world in its reliance on domination and force as solution to crisis

Source: BISHOPS, You Belong at the Border! – Rite Beyond Rome

The Gun is Our God

God, Guns and and a militant kingdom theology of claiming the earth for God by force.

Marian Ronan

The following is a review that appears in the current issue of Kerux, the newsletter of Pax Christi Metro New York, the New York chapter of the international Catholic peace association.

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. City Lights Books, 2018. 208 pp. $16.95.

To say that we have been hearing a lot lately about guns in the US, and about the Second Amendment to the Constitution, is to vastly understate the case. And the activism of the Parkland shooting survivors might even cause us to feel hopeful about US gun policy. Indeed, former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stephens has recently called for the repeal of the Second Amendment!!

In Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz provides timely–and stunning–context for this conversation. Drawing on her expertise in the history of indigenous peoples and American history overall, Dunbar-Ortiz shows that the…

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Pope Francis appoints 3 highly qualified women to oldest and most powerful Vatican Congregation

via Pope Francis appoints three women as consultants to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith | America Magazine

Dr. Linda Ghisoni, married and mother to two daughters… Born in 1965, graduated with degrees in philosophy and theology in 1991… gained a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1990…lawyer and professor of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University.)

Prof. Michelina Tenace,  born in 1954…studied philosophy… degree in foreign literature… doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where she teaches fundamental theology and subjects related to anthropology and Oriental Christianity.

Laetitia Calmeyn, born … in 1975. A nurse who specialized in palliative medicine,…degrees in theology…a doctorate in theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome.

Today’s appointments may seem minor, but they are nonetheless further noteworthy steps in ongoing efforts to make it possible for women’s voices to be heard in Vatican offices where decisions are made.”

“nonetheless further noteworthy steps… to make it possible for women’s voices to be heard” in Vatican offices…”  WE SHALL SEE…pending the next pope’s inclination.

Catholic Leadership on the Global Political Stage

“belief that God’s law must override that of humans”…This kind of theology is what gets the Church into trouble with “holy alliances” with dictatorships and such, doesn’t it?

Marian Ronan

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‘Created Equal’ film uses women’s ordination to address broader societal, legal issues | National Catholic Reporter

“Can you be a good-standing, female Catholic and still want to be a priest? Who decides whose call to a vocation is valid? Can the court legally intervene in the church’s traditions? Do religious liberty laws exempt religions from discrimination laws?”

Source: ‘Created Equal’ film uses women’s ordination to address broader societal, legal issues | National Catholic Reporter

Feb 5, 2018 by Kristen Whitney Daniels

Challenge Parable for tax break trickle-down economics

“Sam Uncle sent out a letter to his servants.

To I. M. Rich he gave five tax breaks, to John Middle he gave 2 tax breaks,
to Don Low he gave one tax break,
and to Mother Striver he gave a transfer payment.
On the following April 15, Sam Uncle received the returns.

I. M. Rich  took his five tax breaks and parlayed them into five tax shelters. Sam Uncle said, “You did well. You will be tax exempt for the next 10 years.”

John Middle took his two tax breaks and found two tax shelters. Sam Uncle said, “You did well. You will be tax exempt for two years.”

Don Low reported his income, forgot his tax break, and sent his check. He was called in for an audit.

Mother Striver used her transfer payment to feed her children and obtained a student loan.
Sam Uncle, upon examining her return, denied her deduction for educational expenses and declared her income (with the loan) in excess of eligibility requirements needed for the transfer payment.
Sam Uncle subsequently demanded repayment of the transfer payment and garnished her bank account.”

From the Book: The Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible  by Douglas Adams (pg 46)

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