Monthly Archives: August 2011

Catholic Teaching and Immigration

Living and growing up in Arizona brought me face to face with the issue of immigration almost every single day.  I did not know a whole lot about the issue until the summer before my freshman year of college, when …

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Flaring Forth

Today, our first “work day” back in Dalgan, we spent the morning beginning to piece together and digest – both individually and as a group – our experience in the Burren. Among the participants, there was a voiced consensus that …

Categories: faith and ecology |

August 27-28, Fr. Cusack and Fr. Wanaurny

Columban Fr. Tom Cusack will be speaking at St. Maria Goretti Church on August 27-28, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Ireland, Fr. Cusack’s missionary life has been equally split between the Philippines and the United States. He currently is …

Categories: 2011-Appeals |

Holy Spirit, come into our lives.

Holy Spirit, come into our lives. Open our ears-to hear what you are saying to us in the things that happen to us in the people we meet in the spiritual traditions we encounter. Open our eyes-to see the needs …

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At Home in the World

One of the topics we’ve discussed this week as we look at various issues and the Church’s response to them is the challenge for us as a people believing in a glorious afterlife to be fully present in the natural …

Categories: faith and ecology |

Exploring Universals

One thing that hasn’t ceased to amaze me since I’ve arrived in Ireland is the international nature of our group. This realization has manifested itself throughout the week on many different occasions. Riding in a car to an archaeological site …

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Appeals August 20-21 Fr. McSweeny, Fr. Morton and Fr. O’Rourke

Columban Fr. Joseph McSweeny will be speaking at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), August 20-21, 2011, at all Masses. Fr. McSweeny was missioned in Taiwan for many years. He now lives in St. Columbans, Nebraska, and works in …

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Welcome Series Prayer

Lord, Show Me Your Path When the day comes, Lord, the time to move on, and I feel all alone, legs wobbly, and afraid, afraid that I might stumble Or take the wrong path, let me know you’re near, let …

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Welcome Series Prayer

Whenever I Journey Lord, Send your Spirit to accompany me, so that whenever I journey, I journey with your blessing. Send your Spirit to protect me, so that however I travel, I travel with your peace. Send your Spirit to …

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Welcome Series Prayer

Blessed Are the Poor The poor are blessed by you. They are precious in your sight. Lord, give me the inspiration To open my heart to the needs of the poor, To open my eyes to the state of the …

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