Day: April 7, 2014

Reconciliation in Rwanda

It’s been twenty years since the genocide in Rwanda that set Tutsi against Hutu and killed thousands. Since then, Rwanda has been working hard towards reconciliation, both on a personal and national level. One group in particular–Association Modeste et Innocente– has been giving classes about what reconciliation and restitution means. This work has been chronicled […]

One Day in an Armed America

For a while now, the opinion writer Joe Nocera at the NY Times has been compiling daily accounts of gun violence in the US, in a blog entitled “Gun Report”. Each day, he lists, in a stark litany, the people reported killed or wounded through gun violence in America, as well as some brief background […]

SCOTUS shoots down photography appeal

In the final stage of the court case, the Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a case, brought by a New Mexico photography studio. The owners of the photography studio declined to photograph the wedding of a gay couple, thus violating New Mexico’s anti-discrimination laws. Thereupon, the owners of the photography studio […]

Tune Your Bugle

Monday, April 7, 2014 – Week of 5 Lent, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 31 (morning) // 35 (evening) Exodus 4:10-20(21-26)27-31 1 Corinthians 14:1-19 Mark 9:30-41 I’m having a hard time imagining a bugle […]