Archive for June 29th, 2011

The Way We Are

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Nuns decide to stay in Libya:

” A Catholic nun working in rebel-held eastern Libya says she and other sisters have remained because of their commitment to the people they serve.

“This is our first experience of being in a war, and we’re sad to see the people dying, especially the youth who are offering themselves for freedom and for the future of this country. But it’s our duty to be here, no matter how much life has changed,” said Sister Priscilla Isidore, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea.”

Read the rest: http://www.cnewa.org/default.aspx?ID=1571&pagetypeID=8&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1

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Gimme Mine, Again

Image: Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and her husband Marcus Bachmann

(Above: Michelle Bachman and her husband, pledging their allegiance).

While Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the “welfare rolls,” the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005…

More of the same, from the other Inconsistent Party:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43570552/ns/politics-decision_2012/

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Pray for Unity

 Today is the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul. Please join me in praying for the unity of the Apostolic Churches: “For peace throughout the whole world, for the well being of the holy Churches of God and for the union of all, let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy”.

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Another Myth Debunked

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In an age when union membership has shrunk from a historic high of 35% in the 1950s to 7% today it would be wise to look at our history and the  Church’s tradition of standing with workers.

“In the spiritual world, according to the labor priests, taking part in unions and collective bargaining was not simply an exercise of individual rights. It was an act of solidarity, a way for workers to deepen their Christian lives and give witness to the “mystical body of Christ”….

Read more, from OSV: http://www.osv.com/tabid/7621/itemid/7806/Author-profiles-Catholic-priests-who-were-apostle.aspx

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