Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pope urges action with the Horn of Africa Famine and end to Syria bloodshed in Christmas message

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The Pope’s Urbi et Orbi (“To the City of Rome and to the World) message is a traditional Catholic Christmas reflection from the Pope to the worldwide Christian community. This reflection not only reminds us of the spiritual and religious occasion that … Continue reading

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“Freedom From Want:” Reflecting on the root cause of the Arab Spring and how it should influence our international policies

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Freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 With 2011 coming to a close I reflected on … Continue reading

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Redemptive Suffering in the context of Transition and Change

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When I examined a new cosmological paradigm in one of my recent post I highlighted Eco-Theologian Thomas Berry’s notion that creative yet violent cosmological occurrences ought to be seen as “moments of grace.” This paradigm places cosmic and social changes … Continue reading

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Cosmological Sacramentality

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By now the global human community is very much aware of the fact that we are experiencing some major social and cultural shifts both locally and in our world. There are many explanations for the details of our social instabilities … Continue reading

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Latino/a Sacramental Theology and our Contemporary Social Context

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At its core Christian theology is an incarnational theology. The Christian faith is derived from the unique and cosmic contribution that Christ brings the human community in expressing the fullness of human dignity. This theological basis flows from the concept … Continue reading

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