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Kelly Moltzen
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The Ruler's Church, the People's Church, and Lessons from the Franciscan Tradition
The Church today is a divided church – some say the hour on Sunday morning when people are at church is the most segregated hour of the week.  Joe Barndt’s book “Becoming an Anti-Racist Church” is enlightening me about the history of how this came to be. Th...
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Breaking Bread and the Franciscan Solidarity Tables
I would like to share two of Fr. Richard
Rohr’s daily meditations from this weekend, as I think they are particularly
relevant to the Franciscan Action Network ’s efforts to build Franciscan Solidarity
Tables in cities across the United States.   I have sha...
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Reflections on Lady Liberty and Mother Mary This Fourth of July
I came across this poster in Washington, D.C. at a rally in
support of Muslims, back in January. Six months later, the irony and its
significance hits us like a ton of bricks, as instead of the United States
welcoming the immigrant, children are being strip...
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NY Dialogues: Gun Violence, Race and Gender Issues
For years, I’ve willed and participated in efforts to make
my house a space for meaningful dialogue.   Since the end of 2017, I’ve had the joy of having Bina as a housemate, who has
significantly increased the level of commitment to dialogue within the hous...
NY Dialogues: Gun Violence, Race and Gender Issues
NY Dialogues: Gun Violence, Race and Gender Issues
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Water and Health in the Bronx: Protecting the Sacred
It is hard to not be awed by the scale and tremendous care that goes into supporting the gigantic system bringing water to New York City and the surrounding counties. Flowing from the Catskill/Delaware Watersheds and the Croton Watershed, approximately one ...
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Some Thoughts on Accompaniment
Accompany.  This word struck
me particularly as I finished reading “In the Company of the Poor:
Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez,” a book that makes
connections between global health and liberation theology.  Dr. Farmer and Fr. G...
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Building a Catholic Food System
Mass is a celebration of the Eucharist – the body of Christ, the physical manifestation of the divine presence on Earth.  Millions of Catholics go to mass every weekend and celebrate the Eucharist, and Christians of other denominations similarly celebrate t...
Building a Catholic Food System
Building a Catholic Food System
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St. Kateri Tekakwitha, We Give Thanks for You
We all know that Thanksgiving is a time when Americans
recognize the importance of expressing gratitude for the abundance the Earth
provides us with, and for the family and friends we share it with.   Foremost however, it is a celebration of a
meal original...
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, We Give Thanks for You
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, We Give Thanks for You
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The Light Game
"Through a young
intern’s experience in a garden, we come to see how learning the
incarnational art of growing food and coming to a deeper realization
about why we’re here go hand in hand. In this simple narrative, Mary
craftfully weaves together a stor...
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