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The Shared World: 2014 Holiday Blog Series

This season, we celebrate with great joy the story of Jesus’ birth. In this humble and loving act, we see the ultimate example of a missioner. He came to share in our humanity. He came to build a personal relationship with each of us. Just as Jesus crossed the great boundary of heaven and earth to…

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Franciscan Friday: Fulfilling Anointing the Sick through Civil Disobedience

Continuing our series Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples, Franciscan Mission Service Communications Associate Michael Carlson interviews Jason Miller, Franciscan Action Network (FAN) Director of Campaigns and Development, on his recent act of civil disobedience in opposition to the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline. Read his reflection on the event at Acting…

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We Shall Overcome: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Washington, D.C. was abuzz this weekend with events commemorating Wednesday’s 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Communications Coordintor Bridget Higginbotham shares some thoughts on the experience she and Program Coordinator Natalie Helfrick had as attendees. “Realize the Dream” March and RallyJustice for Trayvon. Close Guantanamo. Stop racial profiling. Raise wages. Statehood for DC. Stop…

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What Would Dr. King Say To The First Black President? (Part 2)

 Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM  shares part two of his message for this historic weekend. For part one, please see Friday’s post. By The White House from Washington, DC (P012009PS-0477  Uploaded by Ekabhishek) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In preparing for today’s homily, I spoke with an African-American Jesuit theologian and asked him what Dr. King…

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What Would Dr. King Say To The First Black President? (Part 1)

By Trikosko, Marion S. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM  shares part one of his message for this historic weekend: The coincidence of the Dr.. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the 2013 Inauguration of America’s first African-American president for a second term must be seen as truly historic. Just 150 years…

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