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Category: Catholicism

Category: Catholicism

Black Lives Matter

It Takes a Lot of Courage

Leadership, Racism, and Our Church Last week Dana shared another segment in her learning and unlearning journey around racism.  Toward the end of that blog, she quoted the late humorist Erma Bombeck who said, “It takes a lot of courage

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Black Lives Matter

Leadership and Race

Recently,  4/25/21, US Senator Lindsay Graham, R, S.C. declared that, in his opinion, there is no systemic racism in America.  “America is not a racist country,” he said.  (i)  Well, the existence of racist laws as pointed out in last

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Black Lives Matter

Malevolent Laws

In my latest JustFaith session, we learned how legislation had been (and still is being) used to continue to oppress people of color.  The following is legislation that took from former slaves and their descendants any type of advancement they

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Black Lives Matter

The New Testament and Racism

Last week’s blog looked at what the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) offers Christians considering racism in America. This week, I am daring to move into the Christian Scriptures to see some of what both Jesus and St. Paul have to

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Black Lives Matter

The Hebrew Scriptures Address Racism

I am still encountering the intellectual, emotional and spiritual challenges of the JustFaith anti-racism modules.  Before I share with you more of what we are grappling with in these modules, I wanted to share with you the context in which

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Moderation in ALL Things?

In my JustFaith sessions we recently read a statement from Good Friday 1963 where 8 white clergy urged the “Negroes” of the city to wait for the right season, obey the laws and wait for the courts to iron out

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Showing Respect Through Catholic Social Teaching

Many or most of us were taught to respect other people.  Give an elder your seat on the bus.  Open the door for the mother with the stroller.  I know I was taught these things.  And I don’t remember being

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Black Lives Matter

For What Shall We Repent This Lent?

Last fall, I wrote about what I was learning in my JustFaith program on racism.  Overt, covert, unintentional bias, white entitlement, and white supremacy.  When that concluded, I enrolled in the 2nd module, Faith & Racial Healing:  Embracing Truth, Justice,

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 8

Tips on Learning to Praise As 2021 moves on, we at ConSpirita Consulting Network find ourselves, like many of you we expect, both weary of pandemic life and hopeful for what can be as vaccinations become more widespread.  And yet,

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 7

Learning Praise As 2021 moves on, we at ConSpirita Consulting Network find ourselves, like many of you we expect, both weary of pandemic life and hopeful for what can be as vaccinations become more widespread.  And yet, there’s still so

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Library at Ephesus
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Pondering Lent During the Pandemic

OK, so last year we began Lent with a nationwide lockdown and many of us likened it to a great fast…a wonderful coinciding of life with Lent.  Many of us entered that time period with this mindset, determined that it

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 6

Learning Holy Living with Authentic Discernment Last week we took a look at “learning holy living” based on John Cardinal Henry Newman’s principles that spark the Catholic imagination.  If you missed that blog, click here.  This week, we are going to

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 5

Learning Holy Living We continue our look at imagination, specifically, Catholic imagination, inspired by John Cardinal Henry Newman’s work.  If you’ve not read the four blogs before this one, click here.  Won’t you join us in praying for imagination…the playground of

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 4

Learning Christ in Practical Ways As 2021 continues, we at ConSpirita Consulting Network find ourselves, like many of you we expect, grateful for the passage of 2020 with all its challenges, joys and woes, and yet uncertain about what 2021

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 3

Learning Christ 1 As 2021 continues, we at ConSpirita Consulting Network find ourselves, like many of you we expect, grateful for the passage of 2020 with all its challenges, joys and woes, and yet uncertain about what 2021 might hold

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Sparking the Catholic Imagination 2

“Thinking Whole” Effects of Covid 19 on Parishioners As 2021 dawns, we at ConSpirita Consulting Network find ourselves, like many of you we expect, grateful for the passage of 2020 with all its challenges, joys, and woes, and yet uncertain

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