ON FIRST LOOKING INTO PETER POR’S VEIL OF HISTORY

What is this beast called man?Where to hide from his atrocities?From his bloodlust lurking in darkened rooms? Artist’s fever probes the abyss yawning across forever times and places.If this our history, what hope our future? No matter title or sacred crown –All are sentinels of darkness,Golden thrones harboring the pig’s head. Papa Benedicite, the man with the axe,Whitened sepulchre riddled with hypocratic holes,Dying a blank one-eyed jack, a checkered and chained King. And Obama, the chosen one, carrion crucified,Belly gnawed, rip tied, without redemption! Our history and our...
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John Chuchman’s new book

John Chuchman’s reflections and cartoons appear regularly in new catholic times sensus fidelium His new book, Nailing Honey to a Tree: Trying to Define Spirituality Back Cover: Spirituality – is it given from a church /religion source? – is it an essential human life force offered to all from the Universe (God)? Big questions with heartfelt answers offered in this book of verse by my friend, John Chuchman. John’s forthright quest in search for Spirituality by asking key questions of himself encourages each of us to mirror the same search within ourselves. With wisdom,...
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival February 22 – March 4, 2011

Human Rights Watch Film FestivalFebruary 22 – March 4, 2011 at TIFF Bell Lightbox All screenings in Cinema 3 except Opening Night A Co-Presentation between Human Rights Watch and TIFF Tuesday, February 22, 8:00PMTIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1, 350 King Street WestOpening Night: THE GREEN WAVEDirector: Ali Samadi Ahadi, Germany/Iran, 80m A documentary-collage illustrating the dramatic events before and after Iran’s Green Revolution, the groundswell movement that supported Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, which directly challenged the contested re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in...
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Chants by two million Egyptians, Liberation Square, Feb. 10, 2011

  Leave means Get out Don’t you comprehend? O Suleiman O Suleiman You too must leave Sitting in sitting in Till the regime is gone Revolution, revolution until victory Revolution in all Egypt’s streets Chants by two million Egyptians, Liberation Square, Feb. 10, 2011  
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Jesus and the Homeless

In Homelessness Week, Gerald O’Collins SJ asks us to think about the way in which Jesus identified himself with the homeless, and took every opportunity to speak about and help them. When we consider that Jesus himself was homeless for much of his life, how does this challenge us to see the face of Jesus in all of those in need?   As Jesus remarked to Judas Iscariot, ‘You always have the poor with you’ (John 12:8). Looking around at the cities, towns and refugee camps of our world, we might make this remark more specific and say, ‘we always have the homeless with...
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