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This Sunday’s Gospel is one of my (Ron’s) favorites—the story of Bartimaeus, the blind man.  It is full of human pathos.  The blind man is sitting by the roadside, he hears all this commotion, asks what is happening, is told Jesus is passing by. 

Dear Friends,

RCWP has published the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury’s finding on clerical sexual abuse in our church. We encourage you to read the statement and to share it with those who would find it of interest….and perhaps hope!

With loving gratitude for your presence in our lives,
Jean & Ron

Click on the link below to read the statement:

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,

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 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