from John Chuchman

  Human nature, not power, is the center of a Jesus’ religion. (An edited and reformatted version of an articleby Tom McMahon on the Catholica Website) This clash of Titans has deteriorated into silent warfare;there is no healing as social wounds are reopened,especially in the arena of clerical abuse. The organized church is tearing itself apart.People who are exiting the Roman Church are looking for peace.Jesus is a peace-filled teacher.A religious (tie to God) experience in nature is becoming the talk of the town. The present day western-cultured Roman bishops and the diocesan systemare...
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Michael Moore named real head of the Catholic Church in the USA by Ex-Seminarians

The Failed Seminarians of American (FSA) unanimously voted film maker Michael Moore as the real head of the Catholic church in the United States. The Failed Seminarians are those who drop out of American seminaries before ordination.Their annual convention takes place on All Souls Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year they voted on who the most effective Catholic in the United States irrespective of lay or clerical status.was Michael Moore. Last year’s winner was Maryknoll missionary Roy Bourgeois. FSA spokesman Duarto Lynch stated that the vote is always predicated on the grounds of...
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A Prayer When I Feel Hated

Loving God, you made me who Iam. I praise you and I love you, forI am wonderfully made, in yourown image. But when people make fun of me, Ifeel hurt and embarrassed andeven ashamed. So please God, helpme remember my own goodness,which lies in you. Help meremember my dignity, which yougave me when I was conceived.Help me remember that I can livea life of love, because you createdmy heart. Be with me, loving God, whenpeople hate me, and help me torespond how you would want meto: with a love that respects others,but also respects me. Help me findfriends who love me for who I am.Help me, most of all, to...
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A Call for Unity

A Call for Unity Whether you express your Spiritualityby regularly attending weekly liturgiesin prescribed formatsorby using every meal with friends and familyto express Thanksgivingand enhance Community,Let’s agreethat We are Onewith the Creator of the Universe. Whether you idolizeclerics, the hierarchy, the papacy, churchorthe Original Blessing, All of Creation,Let’s agreeWe are all gifted andneed to be Thankful. Whether you worship Jesus,which He never requestedorEmulate Jesuswhich He did request,Let’s agreeHe showed us the wayto Live and Love. Whether you believeyou are part of...
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Social Justice in the Bible

  Social justice is one of the fundamental issues in the Bible. God created the world and humankind, and the life and happiness of all His people are His deepest desires. The Bible brings to centre stage continually those who are oppressed and turn to God in prayer (e.g. Ps 9-10; 22). Prophets such as Isaiah and Amos raise their voices on behalf of the poor and the marginalised, those belonging to the ‘weaker’ social groups. God himself prescribes a brotherly and sisterly social order in his Torah, and, in the same divine wisdom, Jesus develops a Christian ethics of love. We can look...
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