Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 21

National Prayer Vigil for Life Reflection Pope Francis acts as a witness for life in the countless images of him embracing, kissing and caressing people with crippling or disfiguring injuries or diseases. No verbal argument could more powerfully refute the eugenic mentality behind the culture of abortion than the sight of a pope passionately celebrating human lives that many would

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January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr Reflection “What this world needs most right now is a new generation of prophets. The problem is that we have lost all respect for them. In fact, we may not even recognize them when we see them… How little we understand the role of gospel critique in a world where people expect to talk religion but

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January 19

 Reflection  “Contemplation is about very basic, very real things. It is about seeing God in everyone, finding God everywhere, and responding to all of life as a message from God. Contemplation is not a road show about visions. It is not an exalted state of being. It is simply consciousness of the Ultimate in the immediate. Contemplatives do not seek

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January 18

 Church Unity Octave January 18 – 25  Reflection Since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has sought dialogue with other Christian world communions. It seeks to overcome the doctrinal divisions of the past and to find a common voice for the future. This work has been difficult. The temptation is always there to speak unilaterally in disagreement about a

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January 17

Reflection The Beatitudes provide a new vision of the world. According to Jesus those who are truly blessed are not the emperors, priests or the wealthy. Rather, it is the common people, those whom earthly success has largely passed by: the poor, the meek, the persecuted, and the peacemakers. Even though they may not have worldly success, what cannot be

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Sister Mary deLourdes O’Brien, CSJ

Excellence tempered by gentleness peace and joy. The life of Sister Mary de Lourdes O’Brien exemplified these words. Born into a close knit family, they were intimately connected in the Brooklyn neighborhood of the Nativity Parish. Mary attended Nativity School, Bishop McDonnell High School and then entered the community. At Reception, she was given the name Sister Raymond Augustine. She

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January 16

Freedom of Religion Day Reflection  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”                                                                         First Amendment of the US Constitution   Every year January 16 is observed as Freedom of Religion Day. To do violence in the name of being the only possessors of the true way to worship God is a

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January 15

Reflection To have occasional feelings of isolation is part of our human experience. Sometimes things that seem so clear and self-evident to us are viewed with skepticism or even rejection by others. It causes us to wonder if we walk on the same planet and a sense of frustration or separation can absorb us. This is when withdrawal is not

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S. Karen Cavanagh TV Interview

Click here to view  S. Karen’s interview. Posted: January 10, 2014 Human trafficking hits home 1/9/14 Trafficking in human beings has become the most profitable criminal activity in the world. That finding comes from a panel of experts assembled by Pope Francis. He has condemned human trafficking as a crime against humanity. The Holy Father’s experience with the awful practice

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