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Spiritual but not Religious

A night sky filled with stars

In recent years we have become familiar with the term, “spiritual but not religious.” This refers to people who believe in God or the spiritual realm or the universe, but do not belong to an organized church or religion.

October 22, 2020
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Brothers and Sisters

Man with dog

The main content or theme of Pope Francis’ new encyclical seems to be a reminder of ideas straight out of the Gospels and the spirit of Franciscan thought: we are all brothers and sisters, children of God, and the implications of that reality. We have heard these things before.

October 5, 2020
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Social Distancing

Electronic road construction sign that reads "Use Social Distancing"

The term, “social distancing,” has become part of our language. These days we keep our distance.

October 3, 2020
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Signs and Wonders

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata painting by Jan van Eyck, circa 1430-1432

During the past week the Franciscan Calendar offered two feast days which featured unusual phenomena, “signs and wonders.”

September 19, 2020
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The Wooden Beam

Pile of wooden beams

In the Gospel for Friday of the 23rd Week, we have the famous image of the beam in one’s eye. Jesus gives us a teaching about self knowledge.

September 11, 2020
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Good Measure

Measuring tapes

The Gospel for Thursday of Week 23 is a challenging statement about Christian love. We are to love everyone.

September 10, 2020
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Calendar open to the month of September marked with "Back to School"

These early days of September have a certain “feel” about them. Do you have the same experience? It is something about endings and beginnings. September 1st is merely a date on the calendar, but seems to carry some weight, especially aligned with Labor Day.

September 3, 2020
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