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Saints Peter and Paul

“For all that the narrative of Peter and Paul can be one of battling it out for the soul of the early church, from the passages appointed for their shared feast, it is clear that they agreed on at least three things: the message of Jesus was important enough to spend (and risk) their lives on; all are welcome to follow Jesus and enter into the community of believers; and sometimes, the messenger matters.”

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St. Peter and St. Paul and the Octave of Christian Unity

We have seen great strides in Ecumenical reconciliation. More and more bits and pieces are recognizing each other’s sacramental theology and liturgical forms. More important, we are standing together for human rights, for the protection of the Earth, and against injustice toward people of other beliefs or customs.

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if we are fortunate enough to be healed enough to see, we will be surprised to discover what the things we never saw look like.  We might see we got some of it smashingly wrong; at the very least, we might discover what we never even knew existed.  

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Glimpses of God

Just maybe…now and again, we get our three minutes…or our 30 seconds or so…of the special lenses in which we can see God in a way we’ve never seen before.  If you could have that glimpse, how might it change you?

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Speaking to the Soul: Paul’s Innocence Project

Paul was depending on justice, just as most of the people in our prisons are depending on justice, yet many are not getting it. Their color, their race, their orientation, even the nature of their crime, puts them in a hierarchy that is more like Dante’s seven circles of hell than it is a Pilgrim’s progress toward redemption.

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