Memorial Day is a day of mixed blessings. It is laudable to pray for those women and men who served in the military and lost their lives. These women and men were called by our country into risk. They accepted the call, they served, and they paid the sad price of losing their lives. Therefore, we remember them and pray for them and for their families who have borne the pain of their loss. Memorial Day is a day of mixed blessings because as a people we continue to believe the heresy that war is justified and that peacemaking is the real risk. We accept aggression as necessary to insure our safety, to right wrongs, to address problems, and to demonstrate to the global community that we are strong and worthy. What foolishness that we think violence is the answer to anything. What foolishness that we equate violence with bravery. As people of faith, let us always remember and pray for our dead. But this Memorial Day let us also pray to have our hearts transformed into hearts of peacemakers. The task of peacemaking is an active, complex and challenging response to the presence of the Spirit of God. We ask to be converted so that we will create a peaceful world.

Reading and learning together

The Holy Month of Ramadan

The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan. The time of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of a new moon. Ramadan remembers the month when Allah revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad.

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Reading and learning together

Reading and learning together

Book Study Group led by Pat Benson, OP.

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TRUTH that does JUSTICE

TRUTH that does JUSTICE

Pentecost: Uncaging the Spirit, Uncaging Ourselves

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Dominican Friar (Priest) reflects on the Sunday (July 30)  Scriptures 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12     Romans 8: 28-38     Matthew 13: 44-52 THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN For three Sundays, the gospel readings have been parables about the kingdom of heaven. We have heard the Parables of the Sower, Weeds and Wheat, […]

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