Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Humbled by our Dignity

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Lectionary Readings: Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13. God shall leave behind a people humble and lowly, the remnant of Israel. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. God chose people absurd, weak and despised, so that no one could boast before God but rather find in … Continue reading

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May our new “Sputnik moment” move us towards greater charity rather than competition

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President Obama recently delivered his second State of the Union address and in it he tackled a number of pertinent issues and challenges that our nation faces. I was pleased to notice the efforts that both parties made to create … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Agents of Change

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Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 8:23 – 9:3. Darkness and gloom give way to light and joy. Great, victorious moments are renewed. 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17. Divisions should cease, even those in the name of Paul, Cephas, Apollos or Christ. We have … Continue reading

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Revisiting Trade and introducing the “Universal Destination of Goods” principle

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In one of my recent blog posts I offered an article related to the promotion of a global economic policy that is based on economic justice. A primary element of the global economy is the international trade between nations. For … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

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Lectionary Reading: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. In this Second Song of the Suffering Servant the prophet is called to be a light to the nations. 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3. Paul sends greetings “to you who have been consecrated in Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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Micah 6: 9-16. Economic Justice and the Global Balance of Power

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The 112th  Congress has begun to govern and the results of our November election have begun to take the reins of government. The economy is the issue that concerns many Americans and this congress will have to consider domestic and … Continue reading

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A Catholic Call to do some Soul Searching in light of the attack on Congresswoman Giffords

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The CNN story below highlights and an issue that should concern us all with regards to the recent massacre by an unstable youth who shot a semiautomatic pistol at Congresswoman Giffords and a group in Arizona during an open gathering for … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord

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Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7. In this first song of the Suffering Servant within the prophesy of Isaiah, God summons his chosen one to bring forth justice to the nations, quietly, considerately. Acts 10: 34-38. Peter instructs the first … Continue reading

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