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What do you hope for?

Last weekend, our parish set up an enormous graffiti-board at a festival called Flowermart  that we knew was going to draw a couple thousand people. (Jim Quigley blogged about the idea here: http://stalbansdc.org/the-daily-cup/from-bones-to-hope/.) What happened was pretty magical: People of all ages … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Over the last several months, our nation has been compelled to undertake a serious examination of the ways we treat our African-American brothers and sisters, and particularly of the ways that they interact with many police forces. For people of … Continue reading

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In the Beginning There Was Hope

My reply to the question “What do you want for Christmas?” started as a joke.  “World Peace.” But why joke about it? Why not wish for it in earnest? The human race has never been particularly drawn towards peaceful resolution … Continue reading

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Requiem aeternam

My morning walks these past few weeks have given me a chance to ponder our collective need to decorate for Halloween. Colorful leaves seem like decoration enough, but the faux graves, rattling skeletons, graceful ghosts, and less poetic effigies of … Continue reading

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Right versus right

Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, 7th century Bishop, appears on the liturgical calendar for today, although in parentheses, with the day actually devoted to Lenten Feria, meaning a plain old day without a saint to celebrate.  I happened to have been in … Continue reading

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Gifts

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)  Peace is my last gift to you, my peace I leave with you; Peace … Continue reading

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Eleventh Hour; Eleventh Day; Eleventh Month

In reading the title of my blog entry this week history buffs already know where we are headed…  the remembrance of that day in 1918 at Compiegne when on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month … Continue reading

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