I found this in the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Woke is a slang term that is easing into the mainstream from some varieties of a dialect called African American Vernacular English (sometimes called AAVE). In AAVE, awake is often rendered as woke, as in, “I was sleeping, but now I’m woke.” ‘Woke’ is increasingly used as […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Answering the Call"
No images? Monday, October 18th, 2021 Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Week Forty-Two: Christianity and Empire Jesus and the Empire On his podcast “Another Name for Every Thing,” Fr. Richard discussed with co-hosts Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner what he sees as the “trajectory” of the Jesus movement and how […]Read more "Jesus and the Empire"
Our society has become more self-centered and less concerned about the Common Good. The pandemic has illustrated this quite vividly. Rather than rallying together for a common cause, our country has become splintered and divisive. Leaders who should know better turn a blind eye to science and cause hundreds if not thousands to die from […]Read more "Today’s Homily: How do we Serve Others?"
Mary McGlone writing in Celebration tells us, “Today’s Gospel reminds us that every Christian is called to participate in Jesus’ mission. That call is personal and unique, tailored to the gifts and needs of each person. Each is free to accept or reject it.” Because it is personal and unique, it takes discernment to make […]Read more "Homily: The Rich Young Man – Awareness. And discernment. How to put it all together. "
Blessing of Animals Creator God, our human ties with our friends of other species is a wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to […]Read more "Blessing of Animals for the Feast of St Francis"
September 27, 2021Heather Cox RichardsonSep 28Today, the Senate considered a bill to fund the government until December and to raise the debt ceiling. The Republicans joined together to filibuster it.Such a move is extraordinary. Not only did the Republicans vote against a measure that would keep the government operating and keep it from defaulting on […]Read more "The Republicans and the Debt Ceiling"
The homily this week will be a community homily with a short introduction. We thought that we would share this information with you since this is our theme. Voice 1: Caring for Creation – Practical and Doable Actions Main sources: https://www.creationjustice.org/blog/52-ways-to-care-for-creation Note – This will be a handout with our weekly liturgy email Voice 1: […]Read more "Caring for Creation – Practical and Doable Actions"