from John Chuchman

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from Joan Chittister OSB

What Faith Is Not Faith is not about understanding the ways of God. It is not about maneuvering God into a position of human subjugation, making a God who is a benign deity who exists to see life as we do. Faith, in fact, is not about understanding at all. It is about awe in the face of the God of all. And it is awe that inspires an alleluia to the human soul. Faith is about reverencing precisely what we do not understand-the mystery of the Life Force that generates life for us all. It is about grounding ourselves in a universe so intelligent, so logical, so clearly loving that only a God in love with...
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Some thoughts on Occupy and Creation Spirituality from Matthew Fox

I have visited Occupy Boston, Oakland, New York, Ashville, San Francisco. There is much to like about the people I have met there ranging from 20-somethings to sixty-somethings. A 58 year old in Boston told me he was camping out because he had been unemployed for over two years; a 30 something in New York told me he was there “because of Jesus who teaches him that the poor get to heaven, not the rich.” On Wall Street this past weekend I watched two lines of exuberant young adults playing “Rover, red rover” literally in the middle of Wall Street while police cordoned off the...
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from Catherine Cavanagh

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Church Notes February 27th 2012

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