Book Review : Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life James Martin SJ HarperCollins, USA, 2011272 pagesISBN: 978-0062024268     It may have been Providential or coincidental, but a few minutes before I sat down to write this review, I heard a song from the 1952 film, Singing in the Rain in which Donald O’Connor sang the words, ‘Make ’em laugh. Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?’ Fr James Martin might have said exactly the same thing about his latest book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at...
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Thank you Rachel Corrie

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“The Pope’s War” Book Reviews from Germany

Much Truth and Insights into Ratzinger’s Style of Leadership: A Review from Germany M. Plotzki This book is a must-read for every Catholic and interested Christian because it points out Ratzinger’s schemings and his way of fraudulently concealing facts in clear and factual language without becoming spiteful or biased. (My compliments to the translator for the excellent translation.) The book explains a “theology of obedience” that affects our every day lives. A theology that conceals crimes against children and teenagers, deliberately keeps them secret and even shields,...
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Bethlehem 2011

In the time of King Herod after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea.   Matthew 2: 1 O Little Town of Bethlehem how still we see thee rise-still under occupation 2000 years later,Caesar’s boot still on your neck;Your green hills replaced by Israeli settlementsIllegal to be sure, no matter.Military check points now control entering and leavingNo freedom then, none now-A wall which even the Magi could not breachcuts you off from Arab Jerusalem.Christian Zionists pour into the Holy Landweeping at the sight of Gethsemane, searching for Calvarywhile ignoring the ongoing crucifixion of...
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The Quarry (O What Is That Sound)

  O what is that sound which so thrills the ear                                                            Down in the valley drumming, drumming?...
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