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Regular readers will know that Fr. Richard Rohr is one of my spiritual mentors.  In an earlier post- What did Jesus really teach? Rohr explored the non-negotiables  based on the teachings of Jesus which include: Peacemaking/ Love of Enemy/ Forgiveness/ Justice and Generosity to the poor/ A community based on inclusion of all not exclusion. […]

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Regular readers will know that Fr. Richard Rohr is one of my spiritual mentors.  In an earlier post- What did Jesus really teach? Rohr explored the non-negotiables  based on the teachings of Jesus which include: Peacemaking/ Love of Enemy/ Forgiveness/ Justice and Generosity to the poor/ A community based on inclusion of all not exclusion. […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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Found this via Twitter in a Tweet from “Liturgy”- who is actually a priest named Rev. Bosco Peters who serves as a priest in the Anglican Church in rural and urban parishes, and is a Chaplain at Christ’s College, in Canterbury New Zealand. Thanks to Rev. Peters for the lead and I see over 5 […]

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Regular readers will know that Fr. Richard Rohr is one of my spiritual mentors. He talks plainly and challenges the comfortable status-quo. This is only a small clip but it will give you idea of his work. In this session he asks the question-What did Jesus really teach? What is non-negotiable? Have we slowly fallen […]

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I was talking to someone the other day about the wisdom of bringing children into this world given the state of affairs here on earth. One of the lessons from the movie Midnight in Paris ,that I reviewed last week, is that every generation believes they have somehow missed the “Golden Age” of human history. […]

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It is not easy to remember events from 30 years ago but this is one that is clear in my somewhat limited memory bank. My wife and I were looking for a movie to attend. We were new parents and had secured the most precious of resources for the evening- a babysitter. Without knowing anything […]

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The following excerpt is from and essay titled: Henri Nouwen Peacemaker  which can be found on Fr. John Dear’s website at: http://www.johndear.org/ My friend Father Bill O’Donnell tells a surprising story about Henri Nouwen. It was the early-1980s. The Reagan administration was waging a brutal war on the impoverished people of Nicaragua that left tens […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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It is a hot day here which makes it perfect for wandering around the internet highway which it turns out is air conditioned! I started looking up the website of Fr. John Dear and found a number of articles he has written including one on Henri Nouwen.  I plan to read it in more detail […]

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A spur of the moment decision to go out on a movie date night lead to a wonderful evening. We were glancing through the movie listings on Flixster ,which uses the usually reliable Rotten Tomatoes index (always go by the movie goers ratings and not the critics) and we were both interested in Midnight in […]

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Did You Know?

The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions! What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an […]

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