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Dear Friends,

Last Sunday our reflection focused on being “called by name.”  We noted Jesus, calling Thomas by name as he invited his touch upon his wounds; we celebrated Rafael….called God’s beloved as he was welcomed to the Spirit of Life and was baptized / immersed in the waters of baptism, and the call each of us personally receives by name.  This Sunday, we have a view of the apostles as they wrestle “incredulously” with the image of the risen Christ….appearing out of nowhere…

Dear Friends,

Do you ever think that Religion is  a Business?  Down through Christian History, at times bishops had armies and the Church sold indulgences.  Most recently in the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis,

Dear Friends,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks the Twelve, “Who do people say that I am?” It reminds me of the talk we heard John Philip Newell give recently. He recounted

Dear Friends,

Do you ever watch John Quinones’ “What Would You Do?” on Friday night TV? They present a situation where someone is being mistreated and see what the bystanders say or do. Sometimes it is a person with Downs syndrome or a gay person or an

Dear Friends, 

Ron and I write to you this evening with hearts weighed down by the violent events, language and overall horror of this past week.  We join our hearts with all who are seeking to find peace and work towards just resolutions to conflict here in this country and around the world.  As people prepare to gather