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Thinking and Feeling from Within Nature

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / August 18, 2021

By Neil Douglas-Klotz
With the recent report by the UN climate panel, it becomes more urgent than ever to change our consciousness of nature and our activity within it. Arguably, the source of all of our current challenges lies in our inability to do this.

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Thurman on Committee Hearings and Authentic Masculinity

Thurman, Committee Hearings and Authentic Masculinity

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / August 6, 2021

by Matthew Fox
Watching the committee hearings on Tuesday that revealed the suffering that January 6 wrought not just on our country but on the individual policemen that defended it bravely was sobering indeed. And also inspiring.

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Joan Chittister

Liz Cheney challenges us: With whom shall we stand?

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / May 28, 2021

by Joan Chittister
In 1975, a quote in The Oak and the Calf carried a warning from one of the most profound thinkers of the era. “In our country,” Russian writer and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “the lie has become not just a moral category, but a pillar of the state.” It gave me great pause until, now, I…

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Fr. Thomas McGlynn, OP, (1906 - 1977)

St. Martin de Porres Sparked Healing for Fr. Thomas McGlynn, OP, 1906-1977

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / May 5, 2021

For Fr. Thomas McGlynn, OP, (1906 – 1977) the story of St. Martin’s life sparked a healing at the level of the soul, which then bore fruit in creativity. St. Martin de Porres was a revered healer in 17th-century Peru. The sanador of Lima’s El Rosaria priory, he treated the wounds and ills of his…

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Easter 2021 Palms

Holy Week, 2021

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / April 2, 2021

Dear friends, The Gospel narratives during Holy Week tell a familiar story, this time a story that is particularly poignant. What has always been touching about these Holy Week readings is felt more deeply this time. From our socially distant places away from our families, friends and praying communities, the Gospel writers speak of the…

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Pope Francis in Iraq

Pope Francis, Trip to Iraq, March 5-8, 2021

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / March 16, 2021

Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, March 5-8, 2021 highlights our dependency upon inclusiveness and respect among all peoples, holds an awareness of democracy as a fundamental human right. Central to the Pope’s visit is his clearly expressed esteem for the three ancient religions of Jews, Christians and Muslims. In his visit to the city of…

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Pope Francis Laudato Si

Laudato Si

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / March 2, 2021

By Pope FrancisPosted by Joseph Kilikevice, OP 1) The opening line, quoting St. Francis of Assisi“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a…

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So Help Me God

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / February 10, 2021

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. — Voltaire(2-13-21, the Day of Donald trump’s acquittal by the US Senate.) To call upon God to be a witness to whatever one says and does is a matter of considerable seriousness. Whatever name one may use to call upon the power that…

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Pope Francis Social Encyclical

“Fratelli tutti”: short summary of Pope Francis’s Social Encyclical

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / January 27, 2021

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

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Earth From Apollo

The Declaration of a Global Ethic

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / January 27, 2021

A document written in 1993 belongs in “Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality News” because it has remained an ever present matter of concern for the peoples of the world. It continues to invite the citizens of the whole world to reflect, pray and act to bring about an awareness of the interdependence of all peoples…

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