Upon first glance, all the connections between Catherine’s House retreat center for HIV/AIDS patients, the organic gardens, and the Catholic Worker Farm can be as confusing as examining the gears of a mechanical clock. But if you look closely you’ll see how all the different parts mesh together within this community to measure the seasons and provide “time” for visitors and members to grow.
In addition to the two great sacraments descending from the New Testament, Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, the other sacraments associated with many Christian churches are confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent and unction of the sick. With the exception of reconciliation and unction, all the sacraments can be administered and celebrated during a normal worship service.
How would you react if you woke up one day and suddenly realized your father was a black man? For years you had always seen your father in all those pictures and he looked very similar to you. For the first time in your life you have to begin identifying with a man that doesn’t […]
After years of repression by the defunct Soviet Union, the Russian Orthodox Church is extracting their revenge by promoting repressive civil liberty legislation in their new democratic environment. Patriarch Kirill has been supportive of the Russian Duma to pass, and President Putin to sign, legislation restricting the civil rights of gays and lesbians to fly […]
As the nation prepares for the big roll out of outreach and education for the new health care reform state insurance exchanges, the fact can’t be obscured that actively advocating for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in direct opposition to the holy scripture of many religious faiths to care for your neighbor […]
Often sitting in the West we have a highly distorted view of what actually is happening on the ground in the Middle East. Amidst all of the unrest of the past two days, most media outlets have focused on the strength of the opposition and that the army is representative of the will of the […]
Every one wants to investigate Benghazi, DOJ subpoena of AP phone records, and the extra scrutiny Tea Party political organizations received from the IRS. But the bi-partisan scandal of the CIA paying cash to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has been conveniently forgotten by both sides of the political aisle. One GOP Senator questions CIA Karzai […]
The Story of the failure of the Tsarnaev family to completely assimilate into the U.S. culture is nothing new. Even American’s born on this soil can have problems coping with the freedoms we have in the U.S. Tamerlan Tsarnaev could have stayed in Russia after his 2012 visit before he chose to return home. Aside […]
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read it with my own eyes. Fox News deliberately ran a headline that contradicted the facts of the story. How do I know it was deliberate misinformation? The correct information was contained in the first paragraph of the story. California bill would let illegal immigrants serve on […]