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The legacy of Fukushima

By Chloe Schwabe, CCAO Advocacy Associate In March 2011, an earthquake followed by a tsunami in Japan led to the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Explosions at the Fukushima Nuclear facility led to toxic chemicals and radioactive nuclear waste spreading …

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Creation is Groaning in Labor Pains

“We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now.”  These are the words Paul used when speaking to the Romans about the coming of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:22).  As a mother of two children, I …

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The Advocate

The Advocate. That’s how Jesus describes the Holy Spirit to his disciples in John 16:5-6, “But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come …

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Happy-Face Sticker Every Day

My daughter, who is in PreK, has a new behavioral incentive system in school which she is very excited about. If she gets a happy-face sticker every day, on Friday she gets a prize. What determines whether or not she …

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Some gifts hurt that God gives

During this past Lent I had a dinner conversation with my two children about what sacrifice means as a person of faith. We started by sharing some of the gifts that God gives us like being a good athlete or …

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Go for it!

Easter Greetings! In other words, “Go for it!” In the Gospel this past Sunday, the second Sunday of Easter, we meet the fear-filled disciples huddled behind locked doors in a dark room when Jesus appears and blesses them with the …

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