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Empathy and compassion

Yesterday I went to bring papers to the widow I have been helping.  After twenty-nine years of marriage to an abusive husband, a marriage in which she stayed in obedience to her marriage vows, as she is a fervent Catholic, … Continue reading

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Immigration in troubled times and cold days

December 5th WCDF Vigil Vigilia del 5 de diciembre en el Centro de Detención Held by Lacey Hunter with the help of Kristi Laughlin and Silvia A. Brandon Pérez as music leader – celebrada por Lacey Hunter con la ayuda … Continue reading

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Restorative justice: in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes

Sonnet 29 When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich … Continue reading

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Homily: A Time to Be Transfigured

“It’s a question of discipline,” the little prince told me later on. “When you’ve finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943. Today in the Christian calendar is the Second … Continue reading

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Homily: A time to break the silence

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke Today in the Christian calendar is the First Sunday in Lent. The Christian Church is speaking about sin, about repentance, about reconciliation. … Continue reading

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Illness, loneliness and compassion

Illness is essentially a lonely pursuit. When healthy, life seems full of opportunity, and you are the vanquisher of evil and of regrets and of things of all sorts! ¡Adelante! When you become ill or fall down or are beset … Continue reading

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